Round 3 – Haiku Bob – Covid footy


shortest day —
early goals
the difference



Covid footy —
tackles echo around
living rooms



winter solstice —
the sun within touching distance
of Howe



invisible enemy lingers —
De Goey appears
from nowhere



restrictions tightened —
nothing getting through
our back six



new hotspot —
a queue forms
in the Magpie forward line



confirmed case
of a false positive —
Saints ‘run’ ends at one






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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. Kevin Densley says

    Clever, clear and enjoyable, HB!

  2. John Butler says

    HB, your form matches your team’s. :)

  3. Less is more – concise, precise.

    Or, in more verbose terms, the TV commentators, in particular, could learn a lot from HB.

  4. Excellent.

    Love the word play.

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