Round 6 – Haiku Bob: The first wreath


minute’s silence —
the stillness
of the clouds



removing our hats
for the remembrance
all these old blokes
my age



Anzac Day —
unlike the bugler
Collingwood stumbles



“Age shall not weary them,
nor the years condemn” —
Pendlebury gets caught



defeat looms —
I really ought to call



another drubbing —
the faded names
on the Honour Roll



latest defeat —
journos jostle to lay
the first wreath



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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. Just love that last stanza – huge implications expressed in such an economy of words!

  2. Brilliant, HB.

  3. Luke Reynolds says

    One of your very best HB. The journos jostle getting more crowded by the day.

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