Round 18 – Haiku Bob (with fiftieth birthday words)



winter mist –

the whole crowd

takes a deep breath


icy afternoon

news of a bad injury

increases the cold


four goals down

the tickets




slowly start to open…

last quarter comeback


upset win

the aftertaste

of tipping against us


my team wins

but still

all these issues


50th birthday –

wondering if there’s still time

for Collingwood


About rob scott

Rob Scott (aka Haiku Bob) is a peripatetic haiku poet who calls Victoria Park home. He writes haiku in between teaching whisky and drinking English, or something like that.


  1. Happy birthday HB. Hope you enjoyed the gift.
    From PB, AE, Simmo, Matt, Lecca and all the boys down at the West Coast Eagles.
    The gift that keeps on giving.

  2. E.regnans says

    Happy birthday HB.
    A new resonance.

  3. haiku bob says

    Thanks guys.
    Lol PB. What a gift it was.
    Here’s hoping for a belated one from the Crows.

  4. Phillip Dimitriadis says

    Happy Birthday HB.
    It was one of the better performances this year.

  5. Les Everett says

    One so young
    With Japanese talent
    Goes for Pies

  6. I feel your pain, and had to take many a deep breath.
    Happy birthday Bob.

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