ephemeral wings ~ like colourful memories ~ brush against our cheeks

Image

you send me flowers ~ not in petals or in leaves ~ but with silent words

Inhale

forgetting to tell ~ about this moment of breath ~ that brought us to mind —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Composition

still hearing them play ~ symphonies of quiet nights ~ in this company —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Sketches

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

Sketching

in this world we share ~ never mine and never yours ~ eternally free —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Hangups

the colours of our lives ~ our ideas of right and wrong ~ guide us day by day —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Aspirations

legends remind us ~ of firebirds and rainbirds ~ of who we could be —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Appreciation

an empty canvas ~ intensity of silence ~ this journey of ours —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Image

they live forever ~ captured in paintings and dreams ~ cradled in our minds — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Seasonal

because knowing that ~ freedom lies in solitude ~ I can say goodbye — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Waiting

standing in one world ~ looking into another ~ always waiting — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Evermore

without intention ~ finding a still resting place ~ that leaves me stranded — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Rediscovery

long-lost worlds revealed ~ light reflecting in your eyes ~ tomorrows concealed — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Reach

with the slightest touch ~ all the senses come to life ~ in a foreign land — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Pensils

artwork created ~ with every word we write ~ something new is born — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Curved

struggling against ~ convenient conventions ~ separating minds — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

In art

unacquainted ones ~ drift and play on the warm winds ~ finding common ground — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Back-and-forth

let us leap into ~ the abyss of history ~ the future in mind — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa — Photo: Lund 2018/08

Sense-appeal

painting rich colours ~ with the warmth in your voice ~ beguiling my mind — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa — Photo: Stellenbosch 2016/11

Creativity

this universe grows ~ beyond the shadows of thought ~ becomes palpable — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa — Photo: Barcelona 2018/09

Miró Museum: Barcelona Spain; September 2018

something so surreal ~ still wrapping around my mind ~ beautiful delight — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa: Adds are not mine — Photo: Barcelona 2018/09

Plain

this is who I am ~ I am what I create ~ as simple as that — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa — Photo: Babylonstoren 2016/11

 

Consistency

always on my mind ~ painting you in these words ~ colour by texture — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

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Dali nights

a fiery night ~ is reflected in your eyes ~ and blue Dali streets — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

On the precipice

caught in a child’s art ~ deep thoughts through time and space ~ of life and of death —©

Young discovery

found her delving ~ her mind’s creativity ~ an art student’s dreams — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

M

Make-believe today ~ Magic of tomorrows ~ Mysteries of souls — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

An art

a silent painter ~ captures each subtle nuance ~ in a quick brushstroke — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Minutiae

these are the small things ~ that add up to so much more ~ when we let them in — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Words with wings

sharing them each day ~ these immeasurable fervours ~ thoughts cast in the air — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

For Vincent

starry starry night ~ captured in your wild brushstrokes ~ still enchanting us — © Lize Bard @Haiku out of Africa

Reënvoëls

they are the rainbirds ~ bringing relief after drought ~ nourishing our hearts — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Switched-on

plugged into my mind ~ simply knowing what I need ~ gifting me with calm — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Reflection

the moon blows a kiss ~ towards the deep blue ocean ~ on this magic night — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Moved

when I forgot art ~ I was brought back to its life ~ with a single touch — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Verse

and then there was one ~ the only one to grab me ~ and stay on my mind — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Curved

bringing a softness ~ that I’m no longer used to ~ now I’m lost therein — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Deep

captured by a gaze ~ can’t fathom the depth it holds ~ all those shades of grey — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Frida’s choice

the world surprised me ~ with its charm that I let in ~ one enchanting day — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Art

our common language ~ cannot be a spoken one ~ yet we understand — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

The fit

treasuring these words ~ brightest diamonds in my hands ~ heartfelt reflections — © 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

Curiosity

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

Just like that!

inspiration comes ~ oft along a winding path ~ or within a wink — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Creation

in an artist’s world ~ the chaos comes together ~ in splendid beauty — © 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

Aestheticism

it is so easy ~ it is purely beautiful ~ our aesthetic souls — Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Twisted

through bent perspectives ~ we cannot see each other ~ our worlds collide — Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Vision

creativity ~ perfection in our blunders ~ often beautiful — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Imagination

written as a sketch ~ the mind’s eye is limitless ~ in its rendering — Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

 

Novelty

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

Painting

so still your body ~ curled loosely into a dream ~ smiling in your sleep


© Lize Bard

@ Haiku out of Africa

Bridging

as we dream or lives ~ we should also live our dreams ~ interweaving spells


© Lize Bard

@ Haiku out of Africa

Symphony

images converge ~ as I retrieve a moment ~ that was so unique


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@ Haiku out of Africa

The Hive: Kew Gardens; September 2017

the dance of the bees ~ tumbles through our shared senses ~ art reaching deep within — Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Unique creature

I saw a rare bird ~ one who soars and drifts and thinks ~ t’was your reflection


© Lize Bard

@ Haiku out of Africa

Sculpted

crafting our moments ~ making them last forever ~ this one fleeting day


© Lize Bard

@ Haiku out of Africa

Dis-order

creative chaos ~ in discipline our freedom ~ a balance so rare — Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Affluence

so much art afloat ~ even toddlers are queuing ~ for new exhibits


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@ Haiku out of Africa

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Creativeness

an eye for detail ~ voluptuousness of the mind ~ gives birth to beauty


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@ Haiku out of Africa

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Marianne North Gallery: Kew Gardens, September 2017

creativity ~ is to be in love with life ~ replicating it


© Lize Bard

@ Haiku out of Africa

Arrival

a wanderer comes ~ along his own winding path ~ to connect with mine


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@ Haiku out of Africa

Museum of Modern Art: Stockholm September 2017

sharing memories ~ as we walk the galleries ~ that capture our souls


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@Haiku out of Africa

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Potter’s wheel

always returning ~ our abandoned memories ~ of shattered moments


 

© Lize Bard

@ Haiku out of Africa

Imminence

the nearness of you ~ plays on the shapes in my mind ~ in pastels and blues


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Defenseless

in the tidal tug ~ I can only gravitate ~ towards your slow pull


©Lize Bard

@ Haiku out of Africa

Learning

unbeknown to us ~ art teaches us about love ~ teaches us to share


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@ Haiku out of Africa

Covered

you paint with colours ~ on my vacant white canvas ~ creating such joy


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@ Haiku out of Africa

Too little time

it is a rainbow ~ this our multi-coloured life ~ so quickly over


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@ Haiku out of Africa

 

Cold

a song filled with wind ~ a forest filled with blue leaves ~ winter’s heart of ice


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@ Haiku out of Africa

What we have

a red footpath ~ to the distant horizons ~ a bluebird in hand


©Lize Bard

Glee

laughter in the night ~ when the stars winked at us ~ in a warm embrace


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Perspective

drifting in the sun ~ far above the blue water ~ looking at it all


©Lize Bard