• 30 Jan 2015
    работа позади
    все селфи сделаны
    заслуженный покой
  • 30 Jan 2015
    And how the long days
    of family slow blobbing
    stretch into warm nights
  • 30 Jan 2015
    distant jackhammer
    there is a baby, crying
    sun making faint warmth
  • 29 Jan 2015
    I am discordant
    focused on what gives early sun
    and such late ev'ning
  • 30 Jan 2015
    Trouble with travel
    is that wherever I go
    I'm always there too
  • 29 Jan 2015
    Sharp and sweet it sings
    Ringing with raw emotion
    Busts into color
  • 29 Jan 2015
    hyper vigilance:
    the sting that rings clear, "you are
    NOT good with people."
  • 29 Jan 2015
    If you are willing
    to embrace the me that is
    porcupine, press one
  • 29 Jan 2015
    I stand still, and an
    immense sorrow catches me,
    an invalid sad.
  • 29 Jan 2015
    передать в интеграцию
    забыл ну что ж
    жизнь продолжается
  • 29 Jan 2015
    The stretch in old realm
    with young life silenced in vain
    while cicadas sing
  • 29 Jan 2015
    I’m your violin
    strum me
    for your dawn melody
  • 28 Jan 2015
    A red spot screams from
    a dainty pink threadbare square:
  • 28 Jan 2015
    on blank sheet, we spilled
    vibrant shapes and words to ease
    the endless ache
  • 28 Jan 2015
    I think I might have
    masochistic tendencies
    Crushed by my own weights
  • 28 Jan 2015
    you can't recognize
    the ones who are carrying
    glass shards in their chests
  • 28 Jan 2015
    испанский датский
    французский шведский
    всё одно
  • 28 Jan 2015
    They both brought me that
    spark that I need to search for
    and the flame is close
  • 28 Jan 2015
    the light, oh the light
    river shimmers at the rays
    splendour of spring

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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,