Kalahariland

on this wide landscape ~ the earth folds back on herself ~ to protect her heart


© Lize Bard

@ Haiku out of Africa

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At peace

blue mountains folding ~ their peacefulness around us ~ breathing in stillness


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

Illusions

barefoot in the rain ~ Johannesburg’s streets scorching ~ we were never free


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What’s left of Rooipoort

here you went to school ~ here you made a love promise ~ a lifetime ago


© Lize Bard

@ Haiku out of Africa

We are the rocks

what is a woman? ~ we are soft and kind and strong ~ we are who we are


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Skin

when you asked bluntly ~ what is it like to be white? ~ I was lost for words


©Lize Bard

@ Haiku out of Africa

Teaching in South Africa

all in a day’s work ~ hunger, rape, aids and pregnancy ~ my heart is breaking


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