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AFL Grand Final Kukai 2018

#Haiku Happenings #5: Stella Pierides’ haiku sequence for the AFL Grand Final Kiki’s 2018!

Stella Pierides

This is the second year I participated in the Australian Grand Final Kukai, organised and hosted by haiku poet Rob Scott. I enjoyed the event itself, learning about the footy teams, the preparations and festivities leading up to Grand Final Day, and then following the game on internet radio in the early morning hours. Writing poems during the game was not easy, but as they say, strike the iron while it’s hot! And I tried! The best thing? Being part of the group of poets watching the match and responding with poems. I enjoyed their contributions immensely!

What heartbreak though. The Magpies ahead most of the match, the Eagles sweeping ahead in the end to win the final.

tachycardia
and swollen vocal cords…
Grand Final fever
*
grand final eve —
eagle and magpie fans feast on
chicken wings
*
magpies and eagles —
the stuff that dreams
are made…

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