Round 5 – Haiku Bob: the little good


gritty defeat
making stock
from the bones




long after birds
the chirping
of the umpire’s whistle




for the jam to set
we get the wobbles




the lull
of the crowd
Howe mid-leap




waxing moon—
the Daicos boys emerging
from their shadow




shorter days—
in a flash
they get away from us




the little good it does me
after a loss




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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. Love it, HB

  2. Bill Wootton says

    that one about the ump’s whistle chirping long after birds yep

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