• 01 May 2016
    Morning knocking stir
    raised the sun over the waves
    of calm ocean touch
  • 30 Apr 2016
    tiny twitching ears
    you sleep better than i do,
    warm velvet kittens
  • 30 Apr 2016
    The cold night on beach
    despite the advice while life
    other taking shape
  • 29 Apr 2016
    On the silver tray
    giving sun the moon goodness
    while the first frost sets
  • 28 Apr 2016
    Offered big help
    disrespect in the process
    youth in the jungle
  • 27 Apr 2016
    Turned around in twists
    like between what happened and
    never will be there
  • 26 Apr 2016
    On other fence side
    there are no differences
    life goes in spiral
  • 25 Apr 2016
    Found that what was lost
    the two ravens twist their heads
    in new old chapter
  • 24 Apr 2016
    When everyone down
    after the full moon soak souls
    the sleep sneak steal lives
  • 22 Apr 2016
    Between all aspects
    suspended but actively
    pulling all their ends
  • 20 Apr 2016
    I don't know what is
    what to expect and what not
    and whatever be
  • 19 Apr 2016
    The awaiting day
    something before and between
    when all can happen
  • 18 Apr 2016
    The twist of our fates
    brings everything together
    and mix with all lives
  • 17 Apr 2016
    Slowing down after
    the craziness of the trip
    when things happened strong
  • 16 Apr 2016
    The Stranglers of times
    in a big round coast trip roll
    and with the young bee
  • 13 Apr 2016
    The spiral of lost
    with the bracelet of unknown
    where heading round south
  • 12 Apr 2016
    The verge of being
    to feel good or bad in space
    but temporarily
  • 11 Apr 2016
    After twenty five
    whole long years not seeing them
    first meeting in time
  • 10 Apr 2016
    Between Ice and Fire
    there is always that hunting
    despite tiredness
  • 09 Apr 2016
    The long and slow like
    twisted spaghetti of life
    with conversation
  • 08 Apr 2016
    Judgments issued swift
    light as good life of health is
    spreading with love joy
  • 07 Apr 2016
    The bad news from far
    the bar stretch to nowhere known
    the tomorrows mist
  • 06 Apr 2016
    The harvest in full
    with wine juice splashing around
    to next new vintage
  • 05 Apr 2016
    Where is that sudden
    crowd that is coming forward
    in the day between
  • 04 Apr 2016
    Pressing Pinot Gris
    in the wide disillusion
    of season tough end
  • 03 Apr 2016
    When warmth mixed with cold
    the longest day of the year
    winter is coming
  • 02 Apr 2016
    With that quietness
    through the murmur of the rain
    the night won't sleep deep
  • 01 Apr 2016
    Twisted to new times
    with many questions of Why
    year sprang wide ahead
  • 30 Mar 2016
    Like from other weeks
    it is taken impression
    but something different
  • 29 Mar 2016
    That one step forward
    many steps in a puzzle
    of twisted future

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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,