the rainbow’s arch



how to stay warm –
the game opens
with more tackles than kicks


break in the clouds
play gets switched
to the sunny side


burst of sunshine
a tangle of shadows
around the ball


changing conditions
the ruckman
does the roving


icy wind and rain an Irishman prepares to enter the fray


sun, moon and rainbow Dawes misses the lot


in the winter sun
and now the rain
confusing decisions


rain stops
magpies go back
to kicking goals


under the rainbow’s arch
the importance of winning

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.

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