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

Joy

everything has changed ~ now we’re dancing in the rain ~ to our hearts’ delight —© 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

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

No touching

no more aeroplanes ~ in the skies above our worlds ~ no live connections —© 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

Reminiscence

now I think about ~ the conversations we had ~ about life and death —© 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

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

Entering

pulling up a seat ~ sitting at the firelight ~ of the music played —© 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

Looking in

although I’m writing ~ I know I will never sing ~ this sweet melody —© 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

Time out

it is where I rest ~ in the contours of your touch ~ the warmth of your mind —© 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

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

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

Death

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

Undulation

your fingers playing ~ improvising major chords ~ rippling through my mind —© 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

Fortunate

more than what was lost ~ more than a single night’s dream ~ given so much more —© 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

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

Robin

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

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

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

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

Raconteur

this he narrative ~ is not another story ~ it’s a life’s design —© 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

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

Immigrants

we meet each other ~ on the streets of faraway ~ reuniting bonds —© 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

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

Hearkening

the music we speak ~ flows from word to ear to mind ~ inner melodies —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Running

thought we could belong ~ thought we were part of this world ~ thoughts were ever wrong —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Exuberance

an eye for detail ~ voluptuousness of the mind ~ gives birth to beauty —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Loss

solitude sets in ~ it will come with time I think ~ letting go gently —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Silent music

when all is spoken ~ our language becomes silent ~ our breaths a still song —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Walks of life

sharing memories ~ as we walk the galleries ~ that capture our souls —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Hiding

and then I could see ~ an age-old song in your eyes ~ with golden rainbows —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Reality

closer, closer by ~ the end approaches every day ~ our return to stone —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Ageless

around ancient stones ~ finding a space of wonder ~ that ignites our thoughts —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Exposure

undressing my mind ~ with softly spoken words ~ and sharp intelligence —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

In glass

together we are ~ in the natural order ~ of separate worlds —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Pulse

each reconnection ~ through the windows of our eyes ~ syncing each heartbeat —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Still

in these slow moments ~ we forget who we should be ~ we simply exist —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Afoot

a wanderer comes ~ along his own winding path ~ to connect with mine —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Hide&Seek

warped fidelity ~ culture clashing with nature ~ hide your emotions —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Candid

the words that appear ~ from nowhere out of the blue ~ more truthful than all —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Emotive

stirring up in us ~ a wistful curiosity ~ and deep connection —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Insects

a story unfolds ~ your eyes wander to a stop ~ and I butterfly —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Narrative

it is not our story ~ the one of sharing one place ~ this is more complex —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Last year

winter’s warming scent ~ of cinnamon and spice bakes ~ and of smiling eyes —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Klaasvakie

the sand in our eyes ~ a hard grainy reminder ~ of soft summer dreams —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Pickled

I take those sweet words ~ and turn them into these poems ~ procured forever —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Air

painting clouds with breaths ~ inhaling the scent of us ~ and of summer rain —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Shadows

behind our fences ~ we hide who we really are ~ and who we could be —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Light

build me a glass house ~ so that my windows seep sun ~ and I breathe blue skies —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Stone

in simplicity ~ directness of expression ~ and intensity —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Naked

am I brave enough ~ to just let the moment be ~ no explanation? —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

To no avail

umbrellas open ~ we seek protection from storms ~ it is all in vain —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Anchoring

in the four winds blow ~ the cornerstones of my heart ~ ever circling —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Rush

we have too few hours ~ there’s always too little time ~ seconds run away —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

For once

take care of this dream ~ our universe created ~ in a blue moment —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Directions

please show me the place ~ where we wandered together ~ on a sunny day —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Drifting

I am suspended ~ for I have a private moon ~ within which I wait —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Black

these days of onyx ~ these days of ruminating ~ about what was lost —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Autumn bird

she has warmed his heart ~ for the briefest of moments ~ and he has touched hers —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Revival

and I will know you ~ when you reach through autumn dreams ~ into my winter —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Staying power

white spirals of dreams ~ in a bouquet of wonder ~ that never decay —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Nearness

stories do not end ~ we simply stop telling them ~ when they come too close —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Pottering

always returning ~ our abandoned memories ~ of shattered moments —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Like glass

slipping from my pen ~ without pretense or control ~ a river of thoughts —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Namib

the place in my mind ~ where I find a wild stillness ~ filled with your beauty —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Shapes

always just circling ~ like the shadows and the trees ~ same recurring thoughts —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Sobriety

too many riddles ~ in the dark blue stream of life ~ too few lucid days —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Recycling

new identities ~ splitting the knowns from unknowns ~ trademarks shattering —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Diver

triggering my mind ~ with deep riddles and layers ~ then you slip away —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Frozen

out of the cold wind ~ a blue dragonfly posing ~ in utter suspense —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Kopdoek

beauty is captured ~ in your eyes of yesterday ~ your tomorrow smiles —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Popularity

difficult because ~ I am truthful not neutral ~ a price I will pay —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Alias

when I change my name ~ the rules no longer apply ~ imagination —© Lize Bard 2 Haiku out of Africa

Art

could not understand ~ then I found the formula ~ of just listening —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Odd one out

we all belong here ~ this is the world that moulds us ~ every shade and shape —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Dyad

your duality ~ brings multiple dimensions ~ for me to explore —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Air sign

when I allow you ~ in the patterns of my mind ~ you may see the wind —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Radiation

we are exposed in ~ phosphorous glows of the blues ~ emotions revealed —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Ebb & flow

in the tidal tug ~ I can only gravitate ~ towards your slow pull —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Creativity

unbeknown to us ~ art teaches us about love ~ teaches us to share —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Courage

not fearing the leap ~ it is only in mid-air ~ that our wings unfurl —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Architecture

texture and detail ~ every element perceived ~ in their smallest parts —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Sweet dreams

shine vanilla moon ~ through the nebulae of dreams ~ that become too real —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa