• 27 Aug 2016
    Finally after
    the very long wait to it
    the boys are back here
  • 26 Aug 2016
    Pushing into moods
    between the bars and own home
    my eyes wide closing
  • 25 Aug 2016
    Wine instead of milk
    mascarpone risotto
    flavours of new old
  • 24 Aug 2016
    The day dribbled slow
    away with things opaque
    but battle moved on
  • 23 Aug 2016
    Filled with nothing
    like no existence between
    blooming life fullness
  • 22 Aug 2016
    She again spitting
    trying to reduce my rights
    of close connections
  • 21 Aug 2016
    Busy day up move
    with good energetic spell
    then good bye kiss touched
  • 20 Aug 2016
    Just do nothing much
    rest tired body and mind
    after extortion
  • 19 Aug 2016
    allow.gently fall
    close your eyes.trust.feel.light.see
    be.the melody
  • 18 Aug 2016
    Sister Hen resting
    black skillet, eggs, peppers, ham
    breakfast together
  • 18 Aug 2016
    In new but old place
    settling myself bit deeper
    where I well belong
  • 17 Aug 2016
    Great big toxic spill
    closing down half of the town
    but celebrate night
  • 16 Aug 2016
    Three years my Mum since
    You Dream to Eternity
    Thought and Memory
  • 15 Aug 2016
    The day to nowhere
    between coughs and running cold
    where sleep is wanted
  • 14 Aug 2016
    Just smooth continue
    what days are bringing like wild
    same old new stories
  • 13 Aug 2016
    Elevated and
    twisted deep hard in sickness
    the things tighten up
  • 11 Aug 2016
    Grant to be sorted
    but head still exploding strong
    in sick corridors
  • 10 Aug 2016
    Back in an old place
    old but new with new face name
    but making the same
  • 09 Aug 2016
    Headache explodes wide
    and dropping very fast all
    in a spin of knock
  • 08 Aug 2016
    Sleep lack crushes me
    and twist in a rough drop day
    become like Vader
  • 06 Aug 2016
    Stack the wood off cuts
    into the big pale of hope
    that burns with her bites
  • 05 Aug 2016
    Now celebrating
    their long awaited visa
    so wine will flow now
  • 03 Aug 2016
    Get up with headache
    to accumulate more things
    falling asleep straight
  • 02 Aug 2016
    Scrubbing those burned pots
    and a mountain of dishes
    while snow covers peaks
  • 01 Aug 2016
    One more step forward
    in the same looped daily twist
    of reality
  • 31 Jul 2016
    New silver machine
    sophisticated black drop
    desired goodness
  • 30 Jul 2016
    Easing of tension
    with uneven grasp of thoughts
    in a space of bonds
  • 29 Jul 2016
    Those small steps ahead
    in all directions and sides
    of twisted future
  • 28 Jul 2016
    Escape to the world
    of time assasination
    of past modern world
  • 25 Jul 2016
    Slowly depriving
    phone function abilities
    in a push to change

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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,