• 01 Jul 2016
    Return to the cold
    but all stabilising now
    without the madness
  • 30 Jun 2016
    Back to self yourself
    like to the free winter day
    lost and gain all self
  • 29 Jun 2016
    Like a Darth Vader
    the labyrinth of movies
    sleep monitoring
  • 28 Jun 2016
    While not feel with wine
    if can fullfil everything
    those small thoughts running
  • 27 Jun 2016
    That magic lost day
    engraved deep in memories
    come back with more twists
  • 25 Jun 2016
    Night of scream no sleep
    how to become a lobster
    everchanging world
  • 24 Jun 2016
    The day of the sun
    like stir of revolution
    while quiet still life
  • 23 Jun 2016
    Almost wasted all
    in a slow dragging down things
    in a mood of shade
  • 22 Jun 2016
    The war of the craft
    or the craft of the war been
    while still debating
  • 21 Jun 2016
    In directors cut
    slow pouring down with the day
    the minutes of life
  • 20 Jun 2016
    The shortest day long
    with all it strange followed by
    the short longest night
  • 19 Jun 2016
    After the warheads
    the easement of peacefulness
    touches daily life
  • 18 Jun 2016
    In a claws of time
    twisted mental breakdown fuss
    and steel wings between
  • 17 Jun 2016
    How to turn upset
    into the stream of red wine
    while cold bites around
  • 16 Jun 2016
    Again trouble cars
    spewing oil and hot sweats
    and pain in waste time
  • 14 Jun 2016
    Draining again deep
    but in the stagnation mode
    what will happen next
  • 14 Jun 2016
    all that remains of
    our friendship
  • 13 Jun 2016
    The cars and the bars
    breaking but conversation
    in a strange cold loop
  • 12 Jun 2016
    settle down through the extremes
    like a life challenge
  • 11 Jun 2016
    Awaken dragon
    again spitting and biting
    all without respect
  • 10 Jun 2016
    Day twisted around
    chasing own tail in madness
    around the straight schemes
  • 09 Jun 2016
    Passed through alcohol
    the licence of the life stream
    falling asleep deep
  • 07 Jun 2016
    No immediate cure
    for all outgoing cold snap
    just wine forever
  • 06 Jun 2016
    When there is no sleep
    and no anger about life
    is good to spread wings
  • 05 Jun 2016
    Turn around between
    those days of mad turmoil
    to unexpected
  • 04 Jun 2016
    Through the looking glass
    expecting new arrivals
    when time no matters
  • 03 Jun 2016
    Back again to same
    routines of the week smooth flow
    with his happy smile
  • 02 Jun 2016
    Few minutes too late
    again for several times
    repeated in vain
  • 01 Jun 2016
    The slow entering
    into the dark mistic space
    known but always new
  • 30 May 2016
    The dream dreamed like
    a cathedral to heavens
    with roots in burned sleep

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