AFL Round 9 – Haiku Bob – the yellow leaf



autumn breeze

the whole team





stars out

only for a while

our lead disappears




full moon

the game revolves around





blowing leaves

the forward line empties





a yellow leaf

bouncing to and fro

scores level




autumn night

the full-forward shoots

beyond his range





our scoring

dries up



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. Tom Martin says

    If the final bell
    Sounds but nobody hears it
    Did it ring at all?

  2. love your haiku Bob

  3. Simon Willcox says

    Love the footy /autumn leaf metaphor
    Always a must read for me
    Thanks Bob

  4. haiku bob says

    Nice one Tom.

    Thanks Kate, Simon.


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