round 22 – haiku bob – nearing spring


warmer nights —

the kick-out reaches

the centre square




our latest back six

concedes the first goal

in under a minute




the old world

connects to the new

— Fasolo curls one back




late winter —

gaps in our desire

filled by Ball




floodlit ‘G’

Daisy flies in

with the gulls




nearing spring —

Didak’s sudden





sharp edge of the moon

our tight knit defence



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. HB – superb as usual.

    Not for me the endless columns of stats & percentages. Give me your thought-provoking summary any day. It’s just like you were there.

    We need our back six back – and, by golly, here they come!

  2. In career best form, HB, stringing a few blinders together – your low altitude visit to Melbourne mid season has worked wonders. Love the Ball line (you had a contingency in Swannie if you needed him – they both extracted the digit when required) and the Fazza line (his goal you describe was very very 35esque, and luuuvvvving it).

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