Post-covid

can we press reset ~ can we rewind to before ~ can we start again? —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Marching on

days falling swiftly ~ thoughts gradually spiraling ~ just time at our feet —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Rush

we have too few hours ~ there’s always too little time ~ seconds run away —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Time

wandering through lanes ~ of green springtime memories ~ and of days gone by —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Hourglass

so many grains ~ with a pebble in my hand ~ each a universe —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Travellers

I ask you the time ~ you respond that no one knows ~ that we’re walking blind —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Time

little by little ~ they started drifting apart ~ as simple as that — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

As time goes by

then you were my world ~ now you’re just a random thought ~ catching me off guard —© Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Hallsbergsträdgård: Scania, Sweden; August 2018

we travel to space ~ and a moss-green waterfall ~ ephemeral time — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa — Photo: Scania 2018/08

Infill

as silences play ~ around the pebbles of time ~ we fall in the gaps — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa — Photo: Pretoria 2015/12

On the precipice

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

Transitory

catch a cloud today ~ tomorrow’s not guaranteed ~ yesterday is gone — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Too brief

time flies like a gull ~ when we travel seven seas ~ and the oceans too — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Enthralled

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

Valued

they’re the most treasured ~ those moments unintended ~ that last forever — © 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

Aging

revealed in ripeness ~ the mechanism of time ~ which no one escapes — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Effigy

yes here be dragons ~ in the dark places of old ~ slain one by one — © 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

Yesteryear

yesterday I found ~ your letter in a shoebox ~ and they brought a smile — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

This moment

catch a cloud today ~ tomorrow’s not guaranteed ~ yesterday is gone — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Resting

mercurial thought ~ floating through the mists of time ~ in my slow slumber — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Entangled

knotted ropes of time ~ weave endlessly through our lives ~ reconnecting ties — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Spore

it’s just a moment ~ it’s just a vague memory ~ it lasts a lifetime — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

The dance

in our slow tango ~ we step and pace and embrace ~ until it’s too late — © 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

Riemvasmaak

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

Understood

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

Glee

our human laughter ~ rings across the centuries ~ may it ring for more — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Cybertime

almost together ~ virtually sharing lives ~ but never quite so — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Unique

nowhere in the world ~ nowhere in the folds of time ~ is a space like you — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Hands

looking at your hands ~ they are rough from years of work ~ yearning for a touch — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa0

Mannequin

beauty is captured ~ in your eyes of yesterday ~ your tomorrow smiles — © 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

Fantasy

I bend the moments ~ but they simply will not fit ~ into a real world — © 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

If . . .

if I could craft time ~ to spend a moment with you ~ I will let it go — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Tick-tock

the clock ticks away ~ the minutes forever lost ~ welcome to earth — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

On request

a little more time ~ to find a way through each day ~ not too much to ask — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Dust

nothing forever ~ on a day the stars will fall ~ all of us to dust — Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

 

Time

a frog just sitting ~ I would like to mimic it ~ need to make some time — Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Sun-downer

tired but content ~ sun softly touching my face ~ the day was well-spent — 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

Safeguard

bring balance bring time ~ protect me like a mantle ~ from a midnight lie — 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

Meditations

our splintering thoughts ~ each a crystal clear window ~ through which time reflects — Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Tucked

tucking our moments ~ in the pocket of my heart ~ safely stowed away — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa

Simply the best

Completely

these moments in time ~ these loose thoughts I share with you ~ they are all of me


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Noticed

I recognised you ~ as you came through lost cities ~ our table was set


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Change

waves roll timelessly ~ thoughts of simplicity flow ~ nothing permanent


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Timewarn

you no longer shine ~ your energy has been drained ~ I miss who you were


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Limited access

today I let you ~ into my secret garden ~ for a little while


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Travellers

as I walk with you ~ through the layers of times past ~ my world is perfect


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everything

all that matters is ~ the moment we live in ~ pasts and futures lost


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Sculpted

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


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Hourglass

sand sifts the moments ~ as they slip into the past ~ captured in these words


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This day

this a perfect day ~ will soon splinter on the wind ~ of our memories


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Time

if I could craft time ~ to spend a moment with you ~ I will let it go


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Word economy

in just a moment ~ the economy of words ~ captures it all


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Golden intervals

undressing my mind ~ with your softly spoken words ~ and sharp intelligence


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Culmination

now summer is gone ~ and we live our autumn years ~ sharing these moments


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Share with me

spare a moment please ~ for sharing a memory ~ in my rhymless poems


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Right now

there’s nothing to do ~ but to dream in the moment ~ let tomorrow be


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Network

a flickering maze ~ journeying our destinies ~ labyrinth of time


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Windows of opportunity

a rare unique chance ~ a single moment to grasp ~ then it slips away


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Curator

I take those sweet words ~ and turn them into these poems ~ procured forever


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Timeless

pebbles on the beach ~ pieces of the universe ~ fragments of always


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Time out

I walk in the veld ~ a butterfly follows me ~ all is left behind


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Pace

I want to slow down ~ I want to have some more time ~ to count my words


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In the moment

dancing tomorrows ~ in our dreams of yesterday ~ all we need today


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Time waits for no one

the clock ticks away ~ the minutes forever lost ~ welcome to earth


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Your space

nowhere in the world ~ nowhere in the folds of time ~ is a space like you


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Soundless space

planets are spinning ~ the sun our eternal core ~ everything so still


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Conversation

when we find ourselves ~ tied in such a pleasing way ~ time no longer weighs


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Windows in time

our splintering thoughts ~ each a crystal clear window ~ through which time reflects


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