Round 19 – Collingwood v Carlton: Haiku Bob – the other half


thick cloud cover ~

heads in the crowd start dropping

to phones




half-empty stadium ~

the other half

found something better to do




turnover ~

another little death

in the forward line




dull game ~

commentators dissect

the rookie’s genes




Swan on the run ~

seagulls give chase to the one

that has found something




winter haze ~

forwards take the edge off

a promising move




nearing spring ~

our defence

about to crack




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. By George!111 says

    part of other half
    with other blue Blues
    now Tramconductors at BSO

    Roy boys
    this Saturday

    win opens road
    to finals
    prayers to saints – Bede & Kevin

    bob your hIQ
    makes best composite almanac read
    even though magpie winged

  2. Lovely images HB.
    The genes!
    The seagull!
    Well played.

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