• 18 Jul 2018
    Winter like summer
    in the weather and the crowd
    twist around seasons
  • 17 Jul 2018
    Now on the home block
    preparing base for new wine
    that vintage begins
  • 16 Jul 2018
    The final game night
    and then come now and hug me
    all of the time flow
  • 15 Jul 2018
    Between heavy drops
    coming back to life as should
    be always between
  • 14 Jul 2018
    Forget the smooth flow
    it is now different road
    hard walk on soft grounds
  • 13 Jul 2018
    full moon
    the garden aflame
  • 13 Jul 2018
    Act to be grumpy
    but dissolate and open
    just like normal is
  • 12 Jul 2018
    A little good talk
    that did not change a lot things
    still hanging mid air
  • 11 Jul 2018
    billowing shores...
    the echo
    in empty shells
  • 11 Jul 2018
    He is the only
    person without any judgement
    natural and soft
  • 10 Jul 2018
    New gossips and plans
    potentially changing own
    life reality
  • 09 Jul 2018
    With few attentions
    reinvented old spieces
    that goes far nowhere
  • 08 Jul 2018
    Between the rain drops
    the new world is creating
    edge balancing steps
  • 07 Jul 2018
    One of those dull days
    uneventful midwinter
    gloomy flows but flows
  • 06 Jul 2018
    Friday place is shut
    so to continue we still
    fighting the bad farse
  • 05 Jul 2018
    Started bit earlier
    like a cold snap holding still
    and not moved forward
  • 04 Jul 2018
    Small growing bomb like
    fire spreads slowly but deep
    into the life core
  • 03 Jul 2018
    Sun calming down flow
    between the vines and pizza
    another long day
  • 02 Jul 2018
    How to pace myself
    Here at x time, there at y
    Flying LAX
  • 02 Jul 2018
    Unexpected crowd
    of just came to the aged girls
    storming for first drink
  • 01 Jul 2018
    After the long night
    the winter rain slows down life's
    unsolved mystery
  • 29 Jun 2018
    All things that happened
    celebrating gone birthdays
    and good wine bottles
  • 28 Jun 2018
    Mid night foul game watch
    when night become an any day
    and days biting cold
  • 27 Jun 2018
    Give me a rain day,
    hot coffee, ice cream, my dog,
    old black-and-white film.
  • 27 Jun 2018
    Day from the life past
    important to remember
    always celebrate
  • 26 Jun 2018
    Cold wind sweep the sun
    all in bit not perfect move
    while day twists small things
  • 25 Jun 2018
    Cold wind settling in
    on the outside and inside
    freezing even smile
  • 24 Jun 2018
    Many things thrown in
    in a wide spectrum schedule
    all around full hours
  • 23 Jun 2018
    Burn up to the sky
    bonfire in neighborhood
    creating close touch
  • 22 Jun 2018
    Than after long wait
    it finally come with work
    to complete the glow

Forgotten password

[ x ]

What is haikuary?

The term 'haikuary' is a blend of the words 'haiku' and 'diary'. Haiku is a short form of poetry, originating in Japan a few centuries ago.

Haiku normally contain 3 lines totalling 17 syllables, in the order of 5 / 7 / 5

Matsuo Basho, Japan's most famous writer of haiku, will illustrate the form:

Wrapping dumplings in
bamboo leaves, with one finger

she tidies her hair

A simple and beautiful glimpse into a flake of his life.

Here it is again, broken down:

Wrapp-ing dump-lings in (5 syllables)
bam-boo leaves, with one fin-ger
(7 syllables)
she tid-ies her hair
(5 syllables)

Why did I do it?

I was sitting with a friend in a Japanese restaurant in Auckland, New Zealand. Whilst waiting for our food I wrote a haiku on a paper placemat. It was something about noodles jumping into my belly and that we shall be good friends.

My friend suggested that this kind of simple poetry would benefit the children in her class and help them reflect on their day-to-day lives. I agreed and decided to create something online that would enable that, for everyone.

Taking time to reflect on the tiny and often forgotten moments in our daily lives can be cathartic and it's amazing what you can capture when limited to just 17 syllables; it focuses the mind.

But haikuary is not about Poking and 'I Like This!' so feel free to switch on 'private mode' (in your settings area) and keep your writings personal, or share them with the community and inspire others.

Why the invitations?

This was never going to be a giant project, and I wanted to ensure that the people creating their daily haiku were here for the right reason; to take time out, to reflect. I believe that word of mouth, friends inviting friends, tends to be the best way of achieving this.

It also makes it a little special.

And it's yours

Whilst this is a great place to write and centralise your haikuary from anywhere you have an internet connection, you should ideally download your writings as often as possible.

I will do my best to ensure your haikuary entries are safe, but we all know how technology can let us down. Personally, I download my haikuary at least once a week. Go to the menu inside your account (top right hand corner) and select Download as PDF - I have designed it to look like an old book.

Thanks for sharing

I hope you enjoy adding to your haikuary every day. If you think you know someone who may also enjoy taking a small amount of time every day to create their own, send them an invite (it's in the menu at the top right corner, when you're logged in)

If you have any suggestions as to how I could improve things, do get in touch.

in love,
Gavin Bloemen

[ x ]


If you have any questions or suggestions, please email me,