Round 3 – Haiku Bob – At Least the Moon



early season slump ~

some leaves

already turning




Autumn sky ~


in freefall




no goals ~

the full-forward’s muscles





team in disarray ~

a meat pie at my feet





lengthening shadows ~

another goal puts them

out of reach




sun disappears ~

our defence vanished

long ago




loss to bottom team ~

at least the moon

retains its brilliance



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 – I hate to say it but perhaps the Magpies did not lose to the bottom team. Perhaps the Saints beat the bottom team.

    Agree about the moon’s brilliance.

  2. Misery loves poetry. Fine work.
    You’ll enjoy this link to my favourite modern poet and memoirist.

  3. E.regnans says

    Dips- I think you suffered one of those Freudian slips there with your word “hate”

  4. haiku bob says

    Dips – we are terrible, and getting worse.
    Thanks for the link PB.


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