• 09 Feb 2016
    When there are no words
    as they not necessary
    to just be in life
  • 08 Feb 2016
    Nothing stays the same
    so the Monkey Year began
    everything changing
  • 07 Feb 2016
    Ukulele fun
    Workshop and concert ahead
    My dog has fleas!
  • 07 Feb 2016
    Missing the big waves
    but still catching the summer
    despite sleep tight cage
  • 06 Feb 2016
    Balance is restored
    Functional keyboard again
    How I've missed words!
  • 05 Feb 2016
    It like used to be
    with late wild run through the day
    to set the night tight
  • 04 Feb 2016
    Recoup and recharge
    Achievements abound this week
    'I am', I declare.
  • 03 Feb 2016
    Success on all sides
    Real life awaits, finally
    I'm game, Universe
  • 03 Feb 2016
    Golden sand with tide
    of clear and cool water touch
    in the settled sun
  • 02 Feb 2016
    The river invite
    unexpected idea
    with its strange currents
  • 01 Feb 2016
    Friend's birthday ahead
    We gather, but he will not
    It has been a year...
  • 31 Jan 2016
    Festival alive
    although less intense in vibes
    but no rain or snow
  • 29 Jan 2016
    The act on balance
    to deliberate further
    in all directions
  • 26 Jan 2016
    Turning to silence
    missing ball in the water
    overflowing sleep
  • 25 Jan 2016
    Rebels we starting
    somewhere in the galaxy
    to fight deep own self
  • 25 Jan 2016
    Equal and opposing flow
    One high outs one low
  • 24 Jan 2016
    Between day and day
    that even full moon won't help
    travel dimensions
  • 24 Jan 2016
    Clear seeing Evolves
    Gifting to others brings own gift
    Self same clear sight dawns
  • 23 Jan 2016
    Apollo's cart nears
    eyelids flutter, dreams scamper
    clippp, cloppp… BEEEP! Awake!
  • 22 Jan 2016
    The ocean the sun
    and the summer fruits galore
    day with life big breath
  • 22 Jan 2016
    shadows dart off course
    dreams, glance backs, hopes swirl into
    crossroads & milestones
  • 21 Jan 2016
    Change the morning pace
    and then follow with the day
    to end similar
  • 20 Jan 2016
    Tiredness takes me
    and squash me down whenever
    could bend me easy
  • 20 Jan 2016
    Plucking white rabbits
    from hats to harvest each atom
    of the rabbit hole
  • 19 Jan 2016
    your strength is shifting
    ebb and flow, right now tide’s low
    breathe, and pick up shells.
  • 19 Jan 2016
    Prismatic birds fly
    through the pristine white space,
    a "blue true dream of sky".
  • 18 Jan 2016
    With rain increasing
    the world in its madness speed
    force duality
  • 17 Jan 2016
    sunlight bruised your skin,
    rusted flesh too hard to bite:
    unwanted apple
  • 18 Jan 2016
    If thought is deep prayer
    Then you are my saving grace;
    My Jabberwock guide
  • 17 Jan 2016
    Is that the Norns that
    play those little tricks on me
    or is just the 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,