Vicinity

an intense presence ~ bringing a new dimension ~ one that shall be missed —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Trackways

path over the hills ~ you are on the other side ~ and I walk away —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Those were the times

seeing everything ~ bluebells in a foreign land ~ when we could wander —© 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

Blush

I thought about you ~ when seeing the pink blossoms ~ on a distant day —© 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

Observation

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

From my window: Malmö 09/2018

even when perfect ~ sometimes we have to let go ~ to keep the world whole —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Being a dune

carried in the wind ~ we are all these grains of sand ~ forever shifting —© 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

Buoy

game of make-believe ~ playing over and over ~ never reaching shores —© 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

Gay Paris

early summer’s day ~ laying laughing in the grass ~ forgetting all cares —© 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

Shipping out

wanting to travel ~ through dusk and light of seasons ~ ’till reaching your shore —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Shared

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

Onwards

those soft moments shared ~ stay with us as we’re roaming ~ into new spaces —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Ancestral

guiding us away ~ from the people and their noise ~ to this calm deepness —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Adrift

being lost again ~ in the depths of soft greyness ~ floating in your eyes —©  Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Travelling

far away from home ~ balmy autumn afternoon ~ sun and thunderclouds —© 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

Up north

under ancient skies ~ summer is falling asleep ~ with the softest sigh —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Roamers

free from all bondage ~ we drift on wings of dreaming ~ listening for space —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Emotive

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

Vergunning

these are the soft days ~ the days I count on one hand ~ the days I cherish —© 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

Criss-cross

a flickering maze ~ journeying to our destinies ~ labyrinth of time —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Van Gogh alive: Kalmar, Sweden, September 2019

if this is madness ~ I do not need to be sane ~ just deeply alive —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

No boundaries

white and fluffy clouds ~ sentinels of the wide skies ~ where we found our wings —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Like water

these words come walking ~ no forcing no holding back ~ finding their own way —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Contact

drifting in the dark ~ sickle moon in autumn nights ~ when stars get to touch —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Fall

in the autumn winds ~ I tumbled into your space ~ bringing southern spring —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

From my window: Uppsala, Sweden, May 2019

you tell me of home ~ I share with you my hindsight ~ and our paths diverge —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Departures

another runway ~ in opposite directions ~ from where our hearts fly —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Time

wandering through lanes ~ of green springtime memories ~ and of days gone by —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Discovery

when I found it there ~ one night on a desert dune ~ I roped in the moon —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Hominins

global travellers ~ our eyes rove the horizon ~ for our destiny —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Kleinnood

a golden treasure ~ now lives in my Africa ~ something small once yours —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Adrift

clouds sailing like ships ~ through windy oceans of blue ~ never reaching land —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Ask

will you pick a star ~ out of the deep-blue night sky ~ and give it my name? —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Perfect

so glad you found me ~ you’re as companionable ~ as my solitude —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Non-convergence

being together ~ in a twisted parallel ~ where ends never meet —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Crowded – Israel, June 1999

too many tourists ~ at the Sea of Galilee ~ I walk alone —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Near

when I’m far away ~ home is how you sing my name ~ on a rainy day —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Rootless

this is when we breathe ~ when there is nothing but air ~ nothing but us —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Plain Jane

not for you to know ~ where I walk and where I stay ~ my choices abide —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Point

a lonely beacon ~ reaching into the ocean ~ and into ourselves —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Lost toy

when we reconnect ~ we make the silences speak ~ in beautiful words —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Safe

when I found my place ~ in this big chaotic world ~ it was in your mind —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

From here

after I’ve been here ~ I am of the desert now ~ reaching out to you —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Swift

that was the day ~ I didn’t want to stop you ~ wanted you to fly —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

From my window: Upington, South Africa April 2019

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

Hydra, Greece: June 2017

on my wanderings ~ I take you as a mirror ~ reflecting my stroll —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Ours

wonder and airplanes ~ this world that we’ve created ~ amongst the white clouds —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Athens, Greece: June 2017

today’s farewell kiss ~ sun setting over the city ~ where ancient gods rule —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Individualism

so close yet apart ~ then we’re apart yet so close ~ as we come and go —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Atlantis

an awareness shared ~ in that decisive moment ~ that’s without escape —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Bus

child plays in the sun ~ becomes a man in himself ~ now travels the world —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Origins

ancient oceans arise ~ we’re wandering the distance ~ of our long-lost paths —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Along the way

dreaming in our minds ~ journeys in silence and stone ~ radiating warmth —© 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

Nebel

through the mists of time ~ you find your way back to me ~ on a lonely shore —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Depth

this is where we dream ~ in our galaxy of blues ~ a deep universe —© 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

Up and down

in cloudy mountains ~ I find the deep grey oceans ~ captured in your eyes —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

How do you do?

dancing through the clouds ~ and meeting parts of myself ~ in parts of your mind —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Stratigraphy

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

Moment

every now and then ~ we rest on the precipice ~ ready to take flight —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Airport

flying away with ~ a to-do list in my bag ~ your heart on my sleeve —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Experience

adrift in the grey ~ no beginning and no end ~  this one day only —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Boyhood

this our departure ~ each a different destiny ~ on a shared journey —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Step-by-step

all our wanderings ~ collecting dreams one by one ~ and giving them wings —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Shouldered

you are the shadow ~ the inescapable thought ~ I carry with me —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Slip

drifting in and out ~ of a mercurial mind ~ wishing I could stay —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Rabbit holes

you hide away in ~ a newfound identity ~ sealed in memories —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Earthly oceans

we swept the blue seas ~ for all the magic creatures ~ floating through our thoughts —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

On the move

packed in a coffer ~ such big dreams and little poems ~ all ready to go —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Direction

we are breaking up ~ with places I’ve never been ~ finding a new map —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Enigmatic

suddenly I feel ~ the great mystery of life ~ with us walking here —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Far away

this night is for us ~ with all its lavender hues ~ and a silent dream —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Near & far

a red footpath ~ into distant horizons ~ a bluebird in hand —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Paris, France: June 2018

minds in long ago ~ bodies in the here and now ~ an old city lived —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Look up

Parisian skies ~ today there is blue in your grey ~ and still gazes shared —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Splash

you may keep falling ~ in the puddles of my love ~ and summer rainstorms —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

From a distance

drifting in the sun ~ far above the blue water ~ looking at it all —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Europe

on these cobbled streets ~ your mind wandered into mine ~ and then I knew you —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Water’s edge

flying with your mind ~ returning you to the sea ~ always to come back —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Dusk

when evening dawns ~ yearning for the open veld ~ wind against my skin —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Afrika

Sketches

in all the places ~ that we were once together ~ the fragments of me —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Suitcase

exploring with you ~ as far as you want to go ~ on each different path —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Travellers

finding a way home ~ when our hearts beat to our minds ~ and we are adrift —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Morning

in ever-blue rain ~ walking with you on my mind ~ collecting pebbles —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Reisigers

part of us remain ~ parts of us are now elsewhere ~ parts of us travelling —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

From my window: Grahams Town, South Africa, November 2018

in parallel lines ~ together but never one ~ journeys of our minds —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Travellers

I ask you the time ~ you respond that no one knows ~ that we’re walking blind —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Flown

dancing tomorrows ~ in our dreams of yesterday ~ all we need today —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Paradox

in contradiction ~ standing before me again ~ not ready to leave —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Season

when like a lost word ~ blossom petals float away  ~ it’s time for goodbyes —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Kalahari

naked like water ~ its ephemeral beauty ~ washes over us —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

From my window: Jeffreys Bay, South Africa, November 2018

mercury gliding ~ through the many shades of grey ~ almost eternal —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Child

you will drift from me ~ like a wild seed in the wind ~ finding your way back —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Tasting

dancing on the tongue ~ the peachy pink of salmon ~ deep black-olive nights —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Possibilities

it’s up in the air ~ you’re flying, always flying ~ thriving in mind games —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Distinction

frost on blackberries ~ a world so far from these shores ~ different hemispheres —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Pastel

catching the red tones ~ in a world that’s yellowed out ~ escaping in pink —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Sparkle

living with grey skies ~ so different from the sunshine ~ when our worlds collide —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Be light

let the balloon fly ~ up along with our dreams ~ my message to you —© Lize Bard 2 Haiku out of Africa

Scatterling

my wandering ways ~ scattered through the winds of time ~ yet you know them all — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

From the east

stirring sea and sky ~ the rising sun a kiss ~ coming from afar — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Stretched

we walk tippy-toed ~ across the tightrope of hearts ~ intersecting ours — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Age

we are old like sand ~ like the mountains and the sea ~ for we are stardust — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Of rainbows

a few drops of rain ~ the Kalahari blooming ~ and colour erupts — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Curved

I look at the moon ~ it’s wandering in your eyes ~ reflecting a smile — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Doorsteps

when you say my name ~ and draw me ever closer ~ I melt through these walls — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Masked men

you’re giving glimpses ~ of the beauty of your mind ~ staying out of reach — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Bridge

not giving a damn ~ is what you have to pretend ~ we know differently — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

New shoes

when we breathe the wind ~ leaping past mirrored stars ~ we become alive — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Deep winter

ice-blue in her eyes ~ and her hands like two cold spoons ~ sending you away — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Voyage

journeys of silence ~ journeys of ancient pathways ~ and wind blowing sand — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Acropolis

through olive orchards ~ across white marble pebbles ~ in Athena’s arms — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Strange bird

on these cobbled streets ~ your mind wandered into mine ~ and then I knew you — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Places

leaving our fragments ~ in kitchens and green backyards ~ in our words and thoughts — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Just another day

the joy of this day ~ hours pilfered from our lives ~ from a foolish world — © Lize Bard 2 Haiku out of Africa

Lost passenger

a journey awaits ~ a protea-pink daybreak ~ a seat is empty — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Worlds apart

last night in your sky ~ a horse-shoe moon and stars ~ a four-leafed clover — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Beacon

we see each other ~ and greet on roads untraveled ~ meeting in our minds — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Centred

I have touched the world ~ I have travelled far and wide ~ wandering within — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Straying

paths deviating ~ from the highways of our words ~ lead to wonderings — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Afrika

As time goes by

then you were my world ~ now you’re just a random thought ~ catching me off guard —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Northwards: Kalmar, Sweden; September 2016

wandering the globe ~ simply loving life’s pathways ~ needing nothing more — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Stranger

you greeted me then ~ as if from a long journey ~ from a far-off land — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Vendor

a distant city ~ with the simplest of bright smiles ~ you came through the crowds — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

En route

on this little path ~ your heart lightly touching mine ~ our minds might take flight — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Capacity

this journey of ours ~ through landscapes of emptiness ~ fills all my spaces — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa — Photo: Kalahari 2018/04

Streets of Athens

in her ancient walls ~ guiding through her narrow streets ~ she embraces me — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa — Photo: Athens 2017/06

Person

where I’ve always been ~ somewhere I’ve never travelled ~ journey into you — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa — Photo: Barcelona 2018/09

En route

you wander my way ~ life a solitary path ~ strewn with memories — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa05

Performance

with your own quaint smile ~ without saying anything ~ you capture a mind — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa — © Barcelona 2018/09

Untold

in the night’s deep rain ~ I followed dark-blue acorns ~ and two blushing doves — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa