Round 9 – Haiku Bob: like my life

no goal for an hour
losing the thread
of our conversation



we look good
for a quarter
just like my life



late autumn —
the different colours of the teams
beating us



day almost done —
Collingwood players not finished
doing nothing



nightfall —
after falling to another defeat
I fall into bed



face-mask restrictions eased —
the coach
on everyone’s lips



You can read more  from Haiku Bob Here.



The Tigers (Covid) Almanac 2020 will be published in the coming weeks. It will have all the usual features – a game by game account of the Tigers season – and will also include some of the best Almanac writing from the Covid winter.  Pre-order right now HERE


More poetry from Almanac Poetry can be read HERE


If you would like to receive the Almanac Music and Poetry newsletter we will add you to the list. Please email us: [email protected]


To return to the  home page click HERE


Our writers are independent contributors. The opinions expressed in their articles are their own. They are not the views, nor do they reflect the views, of Malarkey Publications.


Do you enjoy the Almanac concept?
And want to ensure it continues in its current form, and better? To help keep things ticking over please consider making your own contribution.


Become an Almanac (annual) member – CLICK HERE
One-off financial contribution – CLICK HERE
Regular financial contribution (monthly EFT) – CLICK HERE




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. Bill Wootton says

    All those colours, Rob, are there any that haven’t combined yet to give us a shellacking? Love the truncated conversation haiku too.

    Still, Go Pies,


  2. haiku bob says

    Thanks Bill.
    I believe the brown and gold are still waiting in line…
    Hopefully they’ll leave their coach behind.


  3. On and off the field,
    We all need to Do Better
    and to Think Better …

Leave a Comment