AFL Round 7 – Haiku Bob: under the empty seats



before the game

old rivals take up their positions

in the crowd




night chill

Goldsack’s tackle





no moon

the ball lost

in the lights




fallen leaves

the Blues lose

their way




deep autumn

a drop punt from 50

has a sound to it




shooting star

the substitute

sells a dummy





I stretch my legs

under the empty seats


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. Peter_B says

    Perceptive and elegant as always HB. I love the way haiku leaves things dangling for the reader to insert their own perception.
    “I stretch my legs – under the empty seats”. Small crowd? Bad weather? I think not.

  2. Paddy O'Peace says

    Wonderful evocation Haiku Bob. Do you have one for this Sats game between TGTOA V The Painters/Artists and Dockers? Hope Peter is not watching a movie. Matty Scarlett will be surely missed.

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