• 20 Oct 2018
    The beach escapade
    where everything seems get right
    and lost again still
  • 19 Oct 2018
    Back in Friday place
    usual things and faces
    good to be around
  • 17 Oct 2018
    Is like a dog life
    when something new is to see
    or left ignored is
  • 16 Oct 2018
    Another Tueasday
    slow move and further ahead
    nothing everything
  • 15 Oct 2018
    Changing infection
    to inflammation on spot
    with one thorough check
  • 14 Oct 2018
    Long and rolling time
    steady but constant work load
    the last vintages
  • 13 Oct 2018
    In the sun and wind
    slow move of doing nothing
    time to rest between
  • 12 Oct 2018
    Maybe the death cure
    unpromised vacination
    and chip number found
  • 11 Oct 2018
    where the horizons
    kiss the meadows
    I said yes
  • 11 Oct 2018
    Long stretched day at work
    with the rain for a spring change
    dragging still own pain
  • 10 Oct 2018
    splinter of sunlight
    washing the meadows
    the moment I said yes.
  • 10 Oct 2018
    The sun is on high
    and all craziness has spread
    season has started
  • 08 Oct 2018
    Another big doze
    that shall cure everything now
    and the spring in bloom
  • 07 Oct 2018
    Wild run on the beach
    then she is back at the bar
    new times evolving
  • 06 Oct 2018
    Slow lazy morning
    with sort of headache turning
    to garden chill flow
  • 04 Oct 2018
    a taste of dew
    with my tea
    undulating meadows
  • 04 Oct 2018
    Run out of powers
    with all roads blocked around point
    beyond sense of bone
  • 03 Oct 2018
    a tase of morning
    on my tongue
    undulating meadows
  • 03 Oct 2018
    The course or a fate
    is it coming again now
    holding sick tight grip
  • 01 Oct 2018
    Another threshold
    crossing with celebration
    and live beyond that
  • 26 Sep 2018
    dark skies
    in the the loitering rains
    a stray kitten
  • 26 Sep 2018
    Being on the road
    as the beginning of all
    and tasting the best
  • 24 Sep 2018
    Pulling from the ground
    long black pipes that have been dry
    to flood them with sun
  • 23 Sep 2018
    Cheated Japanese
    and swirls around the day long
    with it's slow finish
  • 22 Sep 2018
    Ten years of freedom
    and her first big free beach run
    ang work all over
  • 21 Sep 2018
    Talk over the talk
    crunched between the odd times
    in parallel move
  • 20 Sep 2018
    A nonsense tension
    like a first fresh cut spring grass
    just the week before
  • 19 Sep 2018
    Again once more
    repeating the same story
    but with different touch
  • 17 Sep 2018
    Fixing the problem
    between the rain and the sun
    not purple but white
  • 16 Sep 2018
    Walk around the beach
    new smells and things discovered
    settling in good life

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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,