Anchored

when I surrendered ~ You enveloped my fears ~ and let me take flight — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Safe

you may now let go ~ I promise I will catch you ~ flying to the moon — © 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

Navigation

delicate distance ~ between the shores of our seas ~ negotiated — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa — Photo: Strand 2016/11

Separation

as we drift apart ~ I fly away from sadness ~ into the sunset — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa — Photo: Tokara 2016/11

Trust

I leave my fragments ~ without regret or restraint ~ safely in your hands — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa — Photo: Darling 2016/11

Nearby

made me smile today ~ your message from a distance ~ seemed so close to home — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa — Photo: Namibia 2017/01

In shadow

a shade shy of love ~ this affection that we share ~ in our private world — © 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 the rain

as you turned your back ~ I expected you to leave ~ yet you stood waiting — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

This spring

behind autumns past ~ I still remember your eyes ~ finding mine surprised — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Heat

the fire in us ~ warmed each delicious sunrise ~ cooled into the stars — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Undecided

table set for two ~ but only one has arrived ~ yet three is a crowd — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Wanting

a fist full of dreams ~ is all I have to bring ~ will that be enough? — © Lize Bard 2 Haiku out of Africa

Greymatters

an interesting game ~ sharing and closing of minds ~ never knowing all — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Restricted

once open now locked ~ one cannot help but wonder ~ what went wrong and when — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

In vain

as you make your way ~ through the fibres of my being ~ I try to resist — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

180°

I cast a white rose ~ on the grave of our sweet love ~ then you turn around — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Hearing you

I am listening ~ when you say nothing at all ~ everything is heard — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Noiseless

when love is silent ~ every nuance can be heard ~ every colour felt — © 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

Uncomplicated

a companionship ~ kept in perfect silences ~ so easily shared — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Black velvet

the night’s deep stillness ~ broken with the emotion ~ revealed in your voice — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Truss

we found the tether ~ that binds our separate worlds ~ out of brightest blue — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Unmasked

our eyes exposing ~ what voices try to conceal ~ between all the words — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Surge

as the tide returns ~ and the moon pulls at the sea ~ you wash over me — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Yours

such a quiet love ~ never judging or failing ~ it simply exists — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Inspiration

I breathe you deeply ~ your words nourishing my being ~ then I let you go — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Those were the days

solitary days ~ filled with nothing about you ~ times were simpler then — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Twister

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

Cabled

our parallel lives ~ are all interconnected ~ in astounding ways — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Gasp

then I see your eyes ~ finding mine across the room ~ how could I forget? — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Opening

breaking the stillness ~ my thoughts shatter into words ~ some of which you catch — © 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

Lost & found

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

Special

wary of people ~ preferring soft stones and words ~ yet you are welcome — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Status quo

anticipation ~ I remain an unread book ~ you a mere idea — © 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

Mere memory

recalling spring nights ~ jasmine-fragranced memories ~ a long-lost love — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Resolve

until we connect ~ I’m peeling through the layers ~ to fathom real you — © 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

Bionetwork

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

Knotted

when we find ourselves ~ tied in such a pleasing way ~ time no longer weighs — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Blinded

love garbles our views ~ hides our inadequacies ~ a moment’s repose — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Gift

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

Effortlessly

without me asking ~ stepping in the right spaces ~ you show love simply — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Simply be

please don’t try too hard ~ I love your imperfections ~ more than anything

— © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Between flights

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

Insight

he knew as she knew ~ that it would happen someday ~ but neither knew when — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Unbroken

in so many ways ~ we’re perfectly imperfect ~ an upended whole — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Pull

tugging at heartstrings ~ raw emotion in a voice ~ through the night’s stillness — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Sanctuary

understanding me ~ in freedom and solitude ~ you shelter my heart — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Appreciated

under the night sky ~ you reveal small anecdotes ~ of summers gone by — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Captivated

being mesmerized ~ by the unexpected depths ~ of this connection — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Misapprehenshion

such an oddity ~ even with the same language ~ we don’t understand — Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Like tea

you seep into me ~ with your eyes and with your voice ~ or a thoughtful act — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Benevolence

when kindness prevails ~ a new space is created ~ as our minds entwine — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Shucking

you broke me open ~ when I crawled into my shell ~ revealed my softness — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Twisted

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

Gatherer

when I unravel ~ you are there to gather me ~ catching all my threads — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Friend

I will carry you ~ in the rocky crevices ~ of my beating heart — Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Fortitude

lane of backbone trees ~ opens up the avenue ~ to explore our hearts — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Invitation

will you walk with me ~ share your concerns with me too ~ and an open heart? — Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Pulse

so close yet so far ~ colliding drifting apart ~ rhythm of our hearts — Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Appropriated

a beautiful thing ~ a day stolen from our lives ~ fleetingly souls touch — Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

 

Legend

falling into us ~ strangers even to ourselves ~ in this epitaph — Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Parting

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

To know

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

Life & Love

spring, summer, autumn ~ love a much deeper season ~ the winter too soon — Lize Bard © Haiku out of Africa

Tethered

last night you untied ~ all I kept wrapped up in me ~ knotting it to you — Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Tricky

between you and me ~ all the other yous and mes ~ a crowd hard to please — Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Membranes

mysteries unfold ~ as you slip under my skin ~ warming up your heart — Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Entanglement

me in a head-spin ~ you in a bedlam of words ~ it is oh so clear


© Lize Bard

@ Haiku out of Africa

Shapeshifting

sound of our passion ~ intense, intricate, nuanced ~ always changing shape


© Lize Bard @ https://wandererhaiku.wordpress.com/

Equilibrium

to find balance ~ between closeness and distance ~ such a subtle thing


© Lize Bard @ https://wandererhaiku.wordpress.com/

Occasional companions

such rare connections ~ once in a while we touch base ~ at breath-taking depth


© Lize Bard

@ Haiku out of Africa

Thoughtfulness

when our minds entwine ~ a new space is created ~ where kindness prevails


© Lize Bard @ https://wandererhaiku.wordpress.com/

Just a thought

your day wears a shirt ~ of pure winter-grey cashmere ~ brushed against my heart


© Lize Bard @ https://wandererhaiku.wordpress.com/

Meeting strangers

strangers who are friends ~ a rare meeting of the minds ~ friends who are strangers


© Lize Bard @ https://wandererhaiku.wordpress.com/

You said

“you never told me ~ that you loved me from day one” ~ but I did each day


© Lize Bard

@ Haiku out of Africa

Lean into me

lost in your own world ~ lean into mine for a while ~ to find your way back


© Lize Bard

@ Haiku out of Africa

Thank you for . . .

allowing my flaws ~ permitting me to get lost ~ gathering my bits


© Lize Bard @ https://wandererhaiku.wordpress.com/

Nebel

a misty morning ~ folding you in its embrace ~ I stand here alone


© Lize Bard

@ Haiku out of Africa

Comfort

solace surrounds me ~ as we map our future days ~ shaping our own world


© Lize Bard

@ Haiku out of Africa

Mending

I’ll always know you ~ by the deep scars on your mind ~ healing in my hands


© Lize Bard

@ Haiku out of Africa

Mooring place

a sea of calmness ~ you steer through my emotions ~ anchoring my being


© Lize Bard

@ Haiku out of Africa

Slip

though I try to hide ~ my fingertips betray me ~ touching what I love


© Lize Bard

@ Haiku out of Africa

Connecting

in parallel streams ~ of bodies interweaving ~ so delicately


© Lize Bard

@ Haiku out of Africa

Enchantment

it comes from nowhere ~ a fragrance, whisper or glance ~ leaves us defenseless


© Lize Bard @ https://wandererhaiku.wordpress.com/

Synchronicity

freefall of my mind ~ is safely caught in your hands ~ flying in concert


© Lize Bard

@ Haiku out of Africa

Danger

moths around the flame ~ they play with fire tonight ~ only wax remains


© Lize Bard

@ Haiku out of Africa

Dialect

always something new ~ as I read and read again ~ a body’s still words


© Lize Bard

@ Haiku out of Africa

*

Reading poetry

when the day gets quiet

my soul can start breathing in

the air of your thoughts

This is it

so then, this is love ~ simple and complicated ~ all things all at once


© Lize Bard @ https://wandererhaiku.wordpress.com/

Wherever

it’s equally short ~ the distance between us ~ either here or there


© Lize Bard

@ Haiku out of Africa

*

Paradox

the raw emotion ~ that’s reflected in your voice ~ contradicts your words


© Lize Bard @ https://wandererhaiku.wordpress.com/

Here I am

will you let me in ~ as I stand before your walls ~ knocking at your door?


© Lize Bard

@ Haiku out of Africa

Bonding

we are from different trees ~ yet our minds demand a pair ~ fruiting in our thoughts


© Lize Bard

@ Haiku out of Africa

Lost battle

as you make your way ~ through the fibres of my being ~ I try to resist


© Lize Bard @ https://wandererhaiku.wordpress.com/

Concerted

each reconnection ~ through the windows of our eyes ~ syncing our heartbeats


© Lize Bard

@ Haiku out of Africa

Hearing you

so little to say ~ but so much to listen to ~ our best dynamic


© Lize Bard

@ Haiku out of Africa

Arrival

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


© Lize Bard

@ Haiku out of Africa

Programmed

warped fidelity ~ culture clashing with nature ~ hide your emotions


© Lize Bard

@ Haiku out of Africa

Reflections

in the shallow depths ~ universes reflecting ~ what we want to hide


© Lize Bard @ https://wandererhaiku.wordpress.com/

They stand

shoulder to shoulder ~ gently touching the future ~ with hints of the past


© Lize Bard @ https://wandererhaiku.wordpress.com/

Much more

travelling with you ~ deepens the experience ~ to more than space-time


© Lize Bard

@ https://wandererhaiku.wordpress.com/

*

Swallows

she has warmed his heart ~ for the briefest of moments ~ and he has touched hers


© Lize Bard

@ Haiku out of Africa

Rift

you misread my words ~ whereas I trusted your tone ~ now we are both lost


© Lize Bard @ https://wandererhaiku.wordpress.com/

Experience

seemingly sad song ~ a love found and a love lost ~ but a lifetime gained


© Lize Bard

@ https://wandererhaiku.wordpress.com/

*

Shelter

build me a glass house ~ so that my windows seep sun ~ and I breathe blue skies


© Lize Bard

@ Haiku out of Africa

All is said

in simplicity ~ directness of expression ~ and intensity


© Lize Bard

@ Haiku out of Africa

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Resonating

playing our music ~ one sweet movement at a time ~ haunting melodies


© Lize Bard @ https://wandererhaiku.wordpress.com/

The gift

he gave her a stone ~ the best gift she ever had ~ a piece of his heart


© Lize Bard

@ https://wandererhaiku.wordpress.com/

*

Enclosed

the words we don’t speak ~ are captured in depictions ~ silently attached


© Lize Bard

@ Haiku out of Africa

Guardian

take care of this dream ~ our universe created ~ in a blue moment


© Lize Bard

@ Haiku out of Africa

*

Dictums

always grappling with ~ convenient conventions ~ caging us apart


© Lize Bard

@ Haiku out of Africa

Object of affection

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


 

© Lize Bard

@ Haiku out of Africa

Unspoken

you kept listening ~ to all that I did not say ~ then you understood


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Never-ending

stories do not end ~ we simply stop telling them ~ when they come too close


 

© Lize Bard

@ Haiku out of Africa

Memories

so many people ~ each one captured in a poem ~ each an emotion


© Lize Bard @ https://wandererhaiku.wordpress.com/

Finding me

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


© Lize Bard @ https://wandererhaiku.wordpress.com/

Delicate dance

with the ebb an flow ~ our emotions have to cope ~ in this odd duet


© Lize Bard @ https://wandererhaiku.wordpress.com/

Astray

you were lost in me ~ for a brief moment in time ~ never to be found


© Lize Bard @ https://wandererhaiku.wordpress.com/

Withdrawal

Triggering my mind ~ with deep riddles and layers ~ then you slip away


© Lize Bard

@ Haiku out of Africa

Interconnecting

worlds intersecting ~ between meeting and parting ~ hallos and goodbyes


© Lize Bard @ https://wandererhaiku.wordpress.com/

My rock

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


© Lize Bard

@ Haiku out of Africa

Abode

when I’m far away ~ home is how you sing my name ~ on a rainy day


© Lize Bard

@ Haiku out of Africa

What’s left

maybe you went home ~ maybe you went somewhere else ~ but some of you stayed


© Lize Bard @ https://wandererhaiku.wordpress.com/

Different worlds

you are accepting ~ whereas I believe in dreams ~ our realities


©Lize Bard

@ Haiku out of Africa

In deep water

I drown in your eyes ~ because I’ve yet to learn to swim ~ in their deep waters


© Lize Bard @ https://wandererhaiku.wordpress.com/

Resting space

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


©Lize Bard

@ Haiku out of Africa

Comprehension

could not understand ~ then I found the formula ~ of just listening


© Lize Bard

@ Haiku out of Africa

Imminence

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


© Lize Bard

In collaboration with Beck Metzbower http://www.beckmetzbower.com/ 

Intangible

when I allow you ~ in the patterns of my mind ~ you may see the wind


©Lize Bard

@ Haiku out of Africa

Understood

an awareness shared ~ in that decisive moment ~ that’s without escape


©Lize Bard

@ Haiku out of Africa