• 19 Jan 2017
    On the fine threshold
    of high tuning adjustment
    while life settles in
  • 18 Jan 2017
    On a hula-hoop
    the blow burst beyond own size
    digesting past life
  • 16 Jan 2017
    The shallow waters
    like unhappened histories
    gone with outing tide
  • 15 Jan 2017
    Number Nine of beat
    like the wild wolves on the sand
    ocean that tide out
  • 14 Jan 2017
    Like time between times
    suspended and brought forward
    we traveling more
  • 13 Jan 2017
    Insure the future
    over good assurances
    when things go sure right
  • 11 Jan 2017
    Warm drop to summer
    and into the ocean depth
    together with souls
  • 09 Jan 2017
    Being blown widely
    but I am Avocado
    with new wild life ways
  • 08 Jan 2017
    Their last journey joined
    together with the ocean
    to Eternity
  • 06 Jan 2017
    The magic flew bright
    over the shiny sky with
    no limits in life
  • 05 Jan 2017
    ice-coated branches
    glow in the grey light of day—
    look at bright side
  • 05 Jan 2017
    Why the cough and cold
    joining the tiredness while
    the crazy rush on
  • 04 Jan 2017
    Like last passengers
    on wide inner space travel
    beyond high seasons
  • 03 Jan 2017
    The thick of season
    despite all the tiredness
    push it all ahead
  • 02 Jan 2017
    sky blue backdrop hangs
    behind suburban snowmen
    welcoming the year
  • 02 Jan 2017
    As always that day
    of the new year brings full on
    push into weird world
  • 01 Jan 2017
    New Year bring it in
    the new swift Revolution
    and take me deep in
  • 29 Dec 2016
    The connection that
    rise and shine like aurora
    sparks on all levels
  • 28 Dec 2016
    The ocean soft touch
    in a whirlpool of life storms
    while the sky opens
  • 27 Dec 2016
    When all the dots match
    and all the lines crossed ahead
    the life start beat right
  • 25 Dec 2016
    Crazy day and night
    together with lunatics
    of festive season
  • 23 Dec 2016
    the waltz
    of falling leaves
    waning moon
  • 23 Dec 2016
    Rushed in a madness
    but with all resolved before
    and festive time starts
  • 22 Dec 2016
    While the rain goes wet
    the years flew by in fifteens
    the life opens up
  • 21 Dec 2016
    political roulette
    a trumpet blows in
    a dead leaf
  • 21 Dec 2016
    And cherry on top
    all topping up just as comes
    to the crazy time
  • 20 Dec 2016
    political roulette
    the waltz
    of trumping leaves
  • 20 Dec 2016
    Conecting people
    just before celebration
    of festive season
  • 19 Dec 2016
    The season picks up
    spreading along the areas
    while things get in shape
  • 19 Dec 2016
    morning ritual
    I sip my coffee
    with the breeze

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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

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Contact

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





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