Boundless

we can be silenced ~ but thoughts cannot be quarantined ~ words have wings to fly —©  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

Emptied out

she’s no longer there ~ whispering words without sound ~ the breath of her soul —© 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

Alleys of Athens

in so many minds ~ a past that wanders freely ~ through the cobbled streets —© 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

Whisper

when no one hears me ~ I softly call the rainbow ~ colours of your voice —© 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

Heartsong

writing those lyrics ~ all the words to our music ~ fill a gentle space —© 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

Barcelona, Spain: September 2018

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

Pause

spare a moment please ~ for sharing a memory ~ in my rhymeless poems —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Catching stars

we vaulted heavens ~ building sturdy foundations ~ around our being —© 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

No ceiling

don’t let go of me ~ take me with you on your mind-flight ~ amongst butterflies —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Moments

giving it t me ~ to hold and to protect it ~ as a token of trust —© 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

Stratigraphy

finding our bedrock ~ after years excavating ~ layered affection —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa