On route

now you are the path ~ along which I walk again ~ brave and barefooted — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Thinking

they roam hand in hand ~ in their deep connectedness ~ our thoughts and our minds ~ Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Placeless

timeless travellers ~ we are at home everywhere ~ and nowhere at all — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Traction

those wandering days ~ finding new places with you ~ bestows my footholds — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Traveller

red-sunrise coffee ~ wakes me up to thoughts of you ~ wherever you are — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Little treasures

these are my soft days ~ the ones that I spend with you ~ away from the world — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

In windows

dancing in the rain ~ through the windows of my heart ~ gazing at the streets — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

From my window: Lund, Sweden: August 2018

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

Hydra, Greece: June 2017

on our absent walks ~ we share our still memories ~ finding back to us — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Direction

city lights like stars ~ come through the dark from afar ~ guiding wanderers — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

In Paris

I saw an old man ~ on his journey without hope ~ travelling in peace — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

From my window: Barcelona, Spain; September 2018

songbird in a cage ~ shares the sweetest melody ~ from across the street — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Augrabies: South Africa, April 2018

it is in the gap ~ the space between mountains ~ that we find our way — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Sway

in a sea of grey ~ so easy to drift away ~ and so hard to stay — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Through perception

you gather them all ~ the scattered pieces that’s me ~ lost throughout the world — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Enthralled

wandering spellbound ~ amongst the arches of the past ~ and cobblestone streets — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

I wonder …

will you follow me ~ onto unexpected paths ~ and a simple world? — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Warren

I stumble into ~ the labyrinths of silence ~ finding my way home — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Nomad

in windswept deserts ~ across the clouded oceans ~ I’ll be wandering — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Paris post

these quaint old lampposts ~ have witnessed many stories ~ of dreams lived and lost — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Layered journey

as I walk with you ~ through the layers of times past ~ our world is perfect — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Bernstein

endlessly afloat ~ in a moment of amber ~ a lifetime away — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

New roads

where are we going ~ with this strange route we are on ~ and does it matter? — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

The journey

seeking mysteries ~ rather than all the answers ~ that’s where magic lies — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Timeless

it has no real past ~ this remarkable journey ~ which has no future — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Extra

another day spent ~ simply walking side by side ~ through life’s mysteries — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Trajectory

a road less travelled ~ lead to strange places and you ~ my trail to the moon — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Elsewhere

it’s simple to dream ~ there beyond the horizon ~ of the deep blue see — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Rolling stones

cannot stay away ~ yet we simply cannot stay ~ remaining adrift — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

This place

it is here we come ~ to find another being ~ to swim with our thoughts — © Lize Bard 2 Haiku out of Africa

Travellers

when we part our ways ~ we never know the outcome ~ until the next time — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

On-route

over land or sea ~ paths find a way to converge ~ minds a way to meet — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Maze

you open your mind ~ invite me to disappear ~ in the labyrinth — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Sightseer

you gave me a world ~ but it is not yours to give ~ I merely visit — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Finding curves

astray on straight lines ~ we find long and winding ways ~ to pure happiness — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Riemvasmaak

time was standing still ~ for just a single moment ~ and then you were gone — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Attached

minding my own way ~ stumbling across each other ~ you would not let go — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Understood

wandering through time ~ forever looking for me ~ something you have found — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Intrepid

there can’t be freedom ~ when fear imprisons the mind ~ so best dare to fly — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Effect

trespassing through me ~ you went on to live your life ~ turning mine around  — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Locked

where do we go to ~ when we fathom that our hearts ~ are not ours to give? — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Lost cartographer’s road-map to friendship: 3/10

like deep red wine ~ the bonding of minds takes time ~ it cannot be sprung — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Lost cartographer’s road-map to friendship: 2/10

a shared journey starts ~ not with a lone traveller ~ but concurrently — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Lost cartographer’s road-map to friendship: 1/10

though I said never ~ la donna è mobile ~ like your acquaintance — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Travellers

so far-far away ~ from what home’s supposed to be ~ yet here we belong — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Interconnecting

even when bonded ~ one-one we travel our ways ~ sometimes crossing paths — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Holding on

your dreams are holding ~ me who want to drift away ~ steadfast in the wind — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Picasso detail: Madrid airport

sometimes paths converge ~ when we go our separate ways ~ waiting on airports — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Wonderland

down the rabbit hole ~ we slip when we share a space ~ shaping our own world — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Interlude

two ships setting sail ~ facing their personal storms ~ in a shared harbour — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Reisiger

once I was afraid ~ now I hold you very dear ~ you travelled with me — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

On a limb

happily forlorn ~ we’re on a road to nowhere ~ which leads everywhere — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

City strolling

even when you are near ~ I remain the wanderer ~ with us on my mind — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Soupçon

little bit of love ~ little bit of poetry ~ goes such a long way — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Roaming hearts

this feels much like home ~ even though I’m far away ~ here I found a place — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Fall

here it is autumn ~ somewhere over the oceans ~ spring reveals herself — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

A German friend: Munich, December 2017

this unique delight ~ only served fresh in Munich ~ and just before noon — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Fleeting

with too little time ~ for the grey to penetrate ~ I leave you behind — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Journey

it’s with these blue hearts ~ that we traverse all our paths ~ meeting and parting — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Orbit

a dreamy ballet ~ of slow circling approaches ~ with no destiny — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Curiosity

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mysteries of life ~ keep us looking for answers ~ never to be found — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Between flights

worlds intersecting ~ between meeting and parting ~ hallos and goodbyes — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

In Africa

I wanted to see ~ the many facets of life ~ but the core was here — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Discovery

we found each other ~ in a perfect tumbling space ~ now endlessly lost — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

African Skies

we looked at the moon ~ the southern cross in the sky ~ that’s how it began — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Pervasion

you let me tumble ~ into the depths of your mind ~ on a moonless night — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Solo

travelling alone ~ allows for freedom of thought ~ and flawless mind flights — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Breeze

the wind pleats the sea ~ gives rhythm to the oceans ~ shapes where we anchor — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Etherial

through the dark ether ~ tracing the shape of our minds ~ drifting through space-time — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Homecoming

like a swallow’s flight ~ bringing sunshine to the rain ~ a return to you —­ © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Kruis en dwars

footprints of a heart ~ criss-crossing trails in the sand ~ always returning — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Soweto, South Africa: March 2018

farewell my dear friend ~ our last summer was well spent ~ our futures unknown — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Flying

over the sand dune ~ across the deep blue ocean ~ our spirits roam free — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Pulse

softly drifting by ~ fragrance of a summer night ~ sound of a heartbeat — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Educational

some times getting lost ~ brings a new experience ~ enriching our lives — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Undercurrent

we share these waters ~ in our individual ways ~ drifting on the tide — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Collective memory

those golden moments ~ engraved in our memories ~ as we walk our trails — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Individualism

what is normalcy? ~ each of us a different flight ~ into the dark night — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Commute

going back and forth ~ we’re lost between here and there ~ where we find ourselves — © Lize Bard 2 Haiku out of Africa

Alternative

ice-cold arctic wind ~ blows over the ocean ~ brings another you — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Stumble

on a midnight train ~ never leaving the station ~ I fall into grey — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Snapshots

take them day by day ~ these thoughts and memories ~ summarising life — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Nurtured

come to my garden ~ where pink blossoms bloom at night ~ kissed by the warm sun — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Mysteries

wandering through pasts ~ with stones, music and light bulbs ~ it slowly unfolds — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Return flight

fly into the sun ~ away from cold, ancient stones ~ and this earthly bond — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Secluded

solitary souls ~ who prefer to walk alone ~ in our private worlds — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Lost friend

somewhere in the world ~ somewhere in the folds of time ~ we will meet again — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Absent

as we write these words ~ I feel you drifting away ~ into desert sands — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Gone fishing

do not ask my love ~ I have given it away ~ to the deep blue sea — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Baltic winter

seagulls in the wind ~ drift against the ice-cold air ~ waiting for the sun — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

 

Exposed

a tree-lane castle ~ protect me from the cold wind ~ but not from this mood — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Adrift

today I miss you ~ although you are here with me ~ your mind is at sea — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Pavements

there’s just a moment ~ shared between the two of us ~ and there’s nothing more — Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Ethnographies

it is locked inside ~ the knowledge of centuries ~ in dust on their feet — Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Shapeshifting

we are soft white clouds ~ drifting and changing our shapes ~ in a vast blue sky — Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Keep wandering

let’s travel often ~ to brand-new destinations ~ to keep in our minds — Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Close

this intimacy ~ an amalgamation of us ~ in so many ways — Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Proximity

this is our closeness ~ where necessary distance ~ can be understood — Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Found & lost

your eyes finding mine ~ I wander in their greyness ~ wonder what you see — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Simply the best

Auf wiedershen

a cold starless night ~ hear our footsteps on the stones ~ as we say goodbye — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Northern winter: Malmö, Sweden; December 2017

the days a mere blush ~ enveloped in the darkness ~ of these winter nights — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Lucia night

in the pouring rain ~ children’s voices like angels ~ for a hundred years — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

From my window: Malmö, Sweden; December 2017

distance and nearness ~ in the deep December rain ~ of this northern land — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Finally

desert paradise ~ breathtakingly beautiful ~ lay me here to rest — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Stranger

sharing a moment ~ universes separate ~ when I see your eyes — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa