Heartless?

ancient skies said that ~ “in every heart lives a poem” ~ they were almost right —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Crimson

in a ruby’s red ~ we found our conspiracy ~ of entanglement —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Indigo

blue is that feeling ~ blue is that bittersweet hue ~ blue is or echo —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

No rules

we’re jumping puddles ~ colouring outside the lines ~ and it’s all ok —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Void

rip the empty page ~ on which I coloured my rage ~ at an empty world —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Fluency

wanting eloquence ~ not achieving elegance ~ letters wildly strung —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Lifecycle

we are the seasons ~ springing forth and burning out ~ before cooling down —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Airstream

blow the drying wind ~ no part of the land is spared ~ the touch of its heat —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Seeing

one long drink of eyes ~ and we see just who we are ~ in the here and now —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Suspended

few words and a song ~ these days like a melody ~ capturing moments —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Snow storm

a whiteness prevails ~ a blackout of the senses ~ only one remains —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

At peace

thoughts like driftwood ~ softly rolling through my mind ~ tonight I’m still —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Stone collectors

we’ve collected them ~ each precious nuance and tone ~ of this interlude —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Powerfailure

it is dark outside ~ someone has stolen the moon ~ I see you clearly —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Mindscape

opening our minds ~ shadows dancing one by one ~ masquerading light —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Messaging

with cryptic symbols ~ and with long explanation ~ we share our stories —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Creating space

opening windows ~ make room for imperfections ~ especially mine —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Mindflight

travelling once more ~ a mind that’s never resting ~ yet is is so still —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Everything

an idea bursts forth ~ it flowers, grows, bears fruit and ~ and then there is nothing —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Ampersand

special character ~ one that’s not on my machine ~ yet I type away —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Truths

candid words stumble ~ across our realities ~ without such intent —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Airheads

a wanderer’s mind ~ universal wondering ~ magic when minds meet —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Like nothing

blue summer dreams ~ dragonflies in the sun ~ my page is empty —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Proceedings

your voice in my notes ~ as I scribble them away ~ at dawn everyday —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Interwoven

so close yet so far ~ colliding drifting apart ~ rhythm of our hearts —© Lize Bard 2 Haiku out of Africa

Contours

remembering us ~ and that youth and age will meet ~ somewhere down the line —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Coy

silently laughing ~ while stinging my sentiments ~ with your teasing eyes —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Seasonal

in winter twilight ~ a singing bird may forget ~ her fair summer song —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

In a brushstroke

delusion of hearts ~ shooting starts strewn in the skies ~ clouds are dancing —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Yesteryear

our day of sharing ~ warm like the stones in my hand ~ softly drifts away —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Oëverblindery

stone puddings to eat ~ paper birds and butterflies ~ nothing what it seems —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Reisiger

tumbling through my thoughts ~ itinerant of my mind ~ I’m releasing you —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Connecting

reunited minds ~ wrapped in micro-poetry ~ a brief setting free —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Looking back

our splintering thoughts ~ each a crystal clear window ~ through which time reflects —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Joy

everything has changed ~ now we’re dancing in the rain ~ to our hearts’ delight —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Gypsy

can you read my palm ~ when you look into my eyes ~ can you see my thoughts? —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Within

we are all alone ~ this is where we find the calm ~ amid a mind storm —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

No more

abandoned in haste ~ no one knows the reason why ~ there is no one left —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

High fashion

it is all the rage ~ masking who we really are ~ to escape the truth —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Juncture

here I found softness ~ here I found a shooting star ~ a deep blue desire —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Feather-painting

birds in black and white ~ with their freedom of the skies ~ wings of the mind’s eye —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Nuance

reading the same lines ~ over and over they say ~ many different things —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Detachment

on these empty shores ~ in a world of distancing ~ social solitude —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Boundless

we can be silenced ~ but thoughts cannot be quarantined ~ words have wings to fly —©  Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

No touching

no more aeroplanes ~ in the skies above our worlds ~ no live connections —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Movement

fleeter than the fish ~ feral dashing of our minds ~ and songs of our hearts —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Concerto

at first we were still ~ but now we’re a symphony ~ of a thousand shades —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Roundness

concentric circles ~ drifting on spheres of delight ~ of each new morning —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Icon

sprinkles of stardust ~ colouring a black midnight ~ into a rainbow —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Reminiscence

now I think about ~ the conversations we had ~ about life and death —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Library

now that you poses ~ a bookshelf filled with my thoughts ~ you know my mind’s space —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Relativity

when souls depart ~ empty spaces left behind ~ for a little while —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Porcelain

writing careful words ~ collecting moments not things ~ for sharing with you —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Universe

captured in our words ~ sparseness and complexity ~ of delicate worlds —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

In stone

when we are revealed ~ it is in the simplest of terms ~ saying “I trust you” —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Spiralling

caressing the curves ~ and sinking into the depths ~ of a flustered mind —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Streak

I find in your eyes ~ a thousand green butterflies ~ and one of pure blue —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Emptied out

she’s no longer there ~ whispering words without sound ~ the breath of her soul —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Replication

in a candle’s flame ~ seeing your eyes reflecting ~ most beautiful scenes —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Interesting times

it’s beyond a dream ~ it is our reality ~ these colourful days —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Distractions

three muses tattooed ~ in their flowing innocence ~ on her marbled back —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Entering

pulling up a seat ~ sitting at the firelight ~ of the music played —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Alleys of Athens

in so many minds ~ a past that wanders freely ~ through the cobbled streets —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Distance

a longing that hurts ~ but that’s also beautiful ~ in its profound depth —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Retrospect

if we could just read ~ the right book at the right time ~ life would be simple —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Brevity

it’s a shooting star ~ that brightly lights up the sky ~ as it slowly dies —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Looking in

although I’m writing ~ I know I will never sing ~ this sweet melody —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Sad

this a winter song ~ with its haunting melody ~ that no one will hear —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Instrument

will you surrender ~ to the play of my fingers ~ your beautiful song? —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Once upon a time

when we were little ~ unseen moments were captured ~ in the stories told —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Time out

it is where I rest ~ in the contours of your touch ~ the warmth of your mind —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Preservation

pressed between my words ~ the flowers of yesteryear ~ unknown tomorrows —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Barefooted

when we dare throwing ~ caution to the wayward winds ~ we find our own paths —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

On this bench

come and join me now ~ in the musings of my mind ~ for a little while —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Blush

I thought about you ~ when seeing the pink blossoms ~ on a distant day —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Photo opportunity

through the open lens ~ faithful to reality ~ yet softly disguised —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Mixed messages

shouting ‘hey you there!’ ~ but you are not listening ~ whispering to me —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Of bees and birds

our songs are alive ~ they tell their stories through us ~ weaving symphonies —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Place

on your right shoulder ~ because the left is not mine ~ our divided world —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Resolved

settled in calmness ~ making it look so easy ~ yet finding it hard —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Veneration

we adore fire ~ the warmth it creates in us ~ to battle the ice —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Wings

movement of a hand ~ brought these two worlds together ~ shiv’ring butterflies —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Swift

like a migrant bird ~ thoughts returning to a touch ~ then I fly away —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Yellow brick road

every step we take ~ an unforgettable waltz ~ into the starlight —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

What was

in light and shadow ~ crystal-clear glass reflection ~ of our wanderings —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Pied Piper

notes drift through the air ~ the sweet breath of fantasies ~ always out of reach —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Death

sometimes it comes ~ sudden and unexpected ~ renders us speechless —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Masked

these days of stories ~ none of which hold up to truth ~ commanding silence —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Brushstrokes

vibrant and truthful ~ those ancient ballads and blues ~ emotions captured —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Undulation

your fingers playing ~ improvising major chords ~ rippling through my mind —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Study this

now we can return ~ to the dawning of it all ~ to wanting to learn —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Observation

sharing odd spaces ~ we wander early and late ~ strolling through pages —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Ornate only

use the gate next door ~ please do not come knocking here ~ this one does not work —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Flint

a handful of stones ~ flown across the continents ~ is all that remains —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Fortunate

more than what was lost ~ more than a single night’s dream ~ given so much more —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Still sharing

in soundless loudness ~ the echo of our being ~ the noise of our song —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Things change

we have been caught up ~ in the still expectation ~ of our destiny —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Sitting

until yesterday ~ we have never been so still ~ utterly content —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Pebbling

at the river mouth ~ balancing a stack of stones ~ lost in childhood thoughts —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Social distancing

we are never far ~ always touching the same star ~ now dreaming apart —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Bygone era

throughout the decade ~ we’ve been so wise and prudent ~ yet fearless to boot —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Home

rain on a tin roof ~ dry red dust between my toes ~ child of Africa —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Spark

flames of a fire ~ eternal for a moment ~ then the cold sets in —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Stacked

stones on the beach ~ so carefully assembled ~ a mind is balanced —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Captured in stone

as our hearts breathe air ~ I wanted to share with you ~ beauty of being —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Water’s edge

I still do not know ~ the meaning of your message ~ after all these years —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Robin

in the stolen days ~ liberation of our hearts ~ that keeps on giving —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Whisper

when no one hears me ~ I softly call the rainbow ~ colours of your voice —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Exceptional

a unique idea ~ a pure original thought ~ rarest think ever —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Poem by Graham Ducas (South Africa)

eventually ~ they dismantled the rainbow ~ colour by colour

The burdened

can you hear their song ~ their melody of sadness ~ coming in the wind —© Marlize Lombard @ Haiku out of Africa

Drawn

voices in the air ~ lost in the darkness of night ~ finding a new way —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Paris morning

a double-ballet ~ of movement, words and music ~ city to city —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

WordPress

this our battleground ~ testing our agility ~ sparring word for word —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

African songs

they seem fancy-free ~ but each word is so loaded ~ with subtle nuance —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Counting pears

when faced with numbers ~ I battle with computing ~ give me words all day  —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Open-ended

a bit undefined ~ like the clouds changing their shapes ~ this strange love of ours —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Tethering

mind-game duality ~ endless possibility ~ time is relative —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

In the forest

black-eyed Susans bloom ~ just before the Winter’s cold ~ when visiting you —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Heartsong

writing those lyrics ~ all the words to our music ~ fill a gentle space —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Raconteur

this he narrative ~ is not another story ~ it’s a life’s design —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

A Swedish tale

lost in a child’s heart ~ there’s flowers on a sausage ~ sparkles on the moon —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Little devil

with this andante ~ the perfect pace is primed ~ for our minds to fly —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Soweto rising

found in the ashes ~ if a heart that is burning ~ with every day’s light —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Realities

whilst it felt so real ~ perhaps it never happened ~ or it never passed —© Lize Bard @ haiku out of Africa

Drying

credibility ~ of promises made in the rain ~ simply washed away —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Bathing

this layered season ~ with fragrance upon fragrance ~ in togetherness —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Directions

over my shoulder ~ seeing you, walking away ~ I’m looking forward —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Steenbokfontein, South Africa: November 2019

carefully wrapped words ~ sending out paper roses ~ in a thousand lines —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Immigrants

we meet each other ~ on the streets of faraway ~ reuniting bonds —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Stroke

the air flows softer ~ through the pearly-pink fingertips ~ of an artist’s touch —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

White Republican America

the colour of men ~ in power, in greed in lies ~ from trump to trump —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Barcelona, Spain: September 2018

chaotic sound storm ~ letting the city come in ~ through a bay window —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Probing

you ask the question ~ which I answer with my eyes ~ no words are spoken —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Shared

this is our journey ~ captured in these syllables ~ of simplicity —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Jester

there’s so much to say ~ with an endless flow of prose ~ between silent hearts —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Urban art

with still thoughtfulness ~ I bring a weak offering ~ to your autumn depth —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

You said …

wanting to show you ~ a garden of pure delight ~ where minds can take flight —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Let loose

our dreaming shadows ~ hum melodies in the wind ~ fly towards the sun —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Northern autumn

on a dreary day ~ hiding from the pouring rain ~ amongst fallen leaves —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

1st World

so much art afloat ~ even toddlers are queuing ~ for new exhibits —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa