Shard

the one I treasure ~ the one I stumble upon ~ on a bright blue day —© 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

Artefact

my emotional ~ archaeology of mind ~ excavated you —© 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

Rediscovery

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

Spanish morning

from behind your mask ~ there appears a lovely man ~ and three blue secrets — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Discovery

throughout the decades ~ as sweet loves came and went ~ all were shapes of you — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Person

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

Map

I’m finding myself ~ in places I did not know ~ before I knew you — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Traction

those wandering days ~ finding new places with you ~ bestows my footholds — © 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

Located

on that single day ~ I found the blue that is you ~ between the green and grey — © 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

Autonomy

you give me freedom ~ to explore nooks and crannies ~ of a brand new world — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Inspiration

then it came to me ~ while sitting on a park bench ~ wishing you were there — © 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

Future pasts

we’re becoming lost ~ in decoding yesterdays ~ finding tomorrows — © 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

Vlinder

what a nice delight ~ when I caught you in my sight ~ with your colours bright — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Through windows

allowing glimpses ~ simply, slowly, with caution ~ revealing our minds — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Out there

washed out on the beach ~ exposed to what the tide brings ~ each day something new — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Disclosure

and then I was taught ~ that an essence is revealed ~ in light and lightness — © 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

Exposed

revealed in your words ~ tucked beneath that rough surface ~ there’s a tender soul — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Twister

in these whirlwind days ~ we negotiate blizzards ~ to find each other — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Changeling

when I found your soul ~ it was black, bent and broken ~ now your spirit soars — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Here

with you I can rest ~ breathe for just a little while ~ finding to myself — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

These rocks

they found each other ~ and have been here ever since ~ needing nothing more — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Lost & found

I become so lost ~ in my isolated ways ~ but then you find me — © 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

Attached

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

Bionetwork

to be lost in the ~ ecology of your mind ~ truly beautiful — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Musing

in your reverie ~ hands mimicking the stillness ~ that I find in you — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

With time

as we live our lives ~ we all deteriorate ~ find rustic splendour — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Gift

bringing a calmness ~ that I unknowingly missed ~ from life without you — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Brave?

where our minds linger ~ we may find our hearts follow ~ when we dare to look

Uncovered

from my hiding place ~ wrapped in a blanket of work ~ I became untucked — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Insight

still depths of my soul ~ seldom shared outside these texts ~ in rare gifts of trust — © 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

In Africa

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

Awareness

by touching our hearts ~ seeing who we really are ~ we become alive — © 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

Nooks & crannies

somewhere in my heart ~ I found a small piece of you ~ shyly hiding there — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Your colours

in sky-blue and gold ~ finding all that I adore ~ on a summers day — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Captivated

being mesmerized ~ by the unexpected depths ~ of this connection — © 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

Sense

the understanding ~ that everything is nothing ~ the key to it all — Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Streaming

the poems are like trails ~ one thought leading to the next ~ always a surprise — Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Inadvertent

candid poems stumble ~ across our realities ~ without such intent — Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

To know

‘getting’ someone is ~ perpetual amazement ~ and discovery — Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Discovery

in your smiling eyes ~ I see a new world unfold ~ one I never dreamt


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The follower

following this heart ~ wherever she might lead me ~ always something new — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Delight

this is finding bliss ~ in ordinary places ~ because we are there


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Digression

on this our detour ~ getting lost in each other ~ we found ourselves


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Archaeology

when we touch the stones ~ they reveal our common past ~ ancestral knowledge


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Transparency

seeing right through me ~ even though I try to hide ~ here I am exposed


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Companion

finally I found ~ that I want to wander with ~ the rest of the world


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Marvel

my book of wonders ~ each day a discovery ~ is held in your hands


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Connecting

unexpectedly ~ it’s so easy sharing thoughts ~ in the way we do


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Long-lost treasure

a lost long-ago ~ discovered by accident ~ a lovely surprise


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Ephemeral intrigue

a spider’s web ~ a dewdrop caught glistening ~ brief magnificence


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Academia

green growth of young minds ~ nurtured, summered and ripened ~ in autumn ochres


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Discovery

every now and then ~ a new facet of ourselves ~ a new awareness


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Object of affection

the one I treasure ~ the one I stumble upon ~ on a bright blue day


 

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My rock

so glad I found you ~ you’re as companionable ~ as my solitude


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Resting space

when I found my place ~ in this big chaotic world ~ it was in your mind


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Learning

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


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Plummeting

we found each other ~ in a perfect tumbling space ~ now endlessly lost


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Your shades

beneath your layers ~ so many more shades of grey ~ that I want to touch


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Lost & found

I’m finding myself ~ in places I did not know ~ before I knew you


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