25 Feb 2013
novelty of the new; garnish
24 Feb 2013
Rise into,
after consequence of snap;
blessed baptism
23 Feb 2013
Strings of multiverses
made of tiny motes of matter
Star seeded
22 Feb 2013
Two edged and twice linked
Do i need to learn to receive?
21 Feb 2013
He posits/poisons
Bequeathed oculaic ocean/
connate alleles
20 Feb 2013
Water, wind, walking
Repetitive elemental action/
free art flow
19 Feb 2013
Zero point is not
empty space, but ground for the
new to condensate
18 Feb 2013
Straight talk, coloured by
open doors and pink slippers
as she channels Mum
17 Feb 2013
Transitory way
eased by your words; allowing
the flight of what was
16 Feb 2013
Mellow serenade
of son on acoustic guitar:
Nothing Else Matters
15 Feb 2013
Reborn in water
under an empyrean sun
in triple heavens
14 Feb 2013
Scaffold puzzle pieces
of the years passage
are born and continue
13 Feb 2013
1-3 blues beat
accompanied by laughter
as steps get forgotten
12 Feb 2013
The words wont flow
stuck in the throat of the open
beyond formation
11 Feb 2013
May their dark night be the way
home to self; may She
stand without following
09 Feb 2013
Long-past amour brings
realisation of
deep green growth into myself
08 Feb 2013
Needing solitude
Paradox: the bliss of self
In the full empty
07 Feb 2013
that wraps & blankets one in warmth
even down a phone-line
06 Feb 2013
Rai Jin Taiko river
acoustic flow through rib cage
borne away by heart
05 Feb 2013
Like Alice tumbling
down the rabbit hole, the return
home is to awaken
04 Feb 2013
Joy of creative fire
Immolation of duality
in full sunshine
03 Feb 2013
Water becomes steam
as new element manifests
and the world burns
02 Feb 2013
Grappling with the dual
nature of the universe
where the two collide
01 Feb 2013
Improv; the art of
responding to only the now
on "Shakespeare's stage"

Remember, a haiku is normally formed over 3 lines consisting of 5 / 7 / 5 syllables. Compose your daily haiku in this space then come back and tweak it at any time during the day. Got it, let's get writing!

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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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