Round 20 – Haiku Bob – cusp of spring

Super Moon –

closer to us

than the flag


on the cusp of spring

we fall just outside

the eight


afternoon glare

the coach gives the players

a blast




swirling breeze

the inconsistency

of umpires



Cloke’s missed shot

still spilling the beer


signs of Spring

Collingwood loses

a must win game


final quarter

nothing working

my last painkiller


a patch of sunlight

looking for positives

in the loss




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. DBalassone says

    “swirling breeze / the inconsistency / of umpires” what was blowing in the wind over there? Reminded me of the old Vic Park home ground advantage. We were smashed, but it was a 6-goal loss, not 10.

    Lovely work as per usual HB; are there any links to your non-football works anywhere on the web. Would love to take a look.

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