31 May 2012
Axial anarchy; right brain/
left brain, be now do
heartbeat less heard
30 May 2012
How laughter of friend
makes the tough bearable/
ridiculous sublime
29 May 2012
Skin deep versus risk
of letting others into
subcutaneuous life
28 May 2012
Philosophy feeds
my soul, touchable
tangible icecream ideas
27 May 2012
Walk storm sieged coastline
Untamed wild elementals
Centred joyful self
26 May 2012
Mindful immersion; thoughts
Popping like bubbles
25 May 2012
Circumference of day lags;
Endorphins flutter
24 May 2012
Packing; sifting through
my own momento mori
Unfurls soft moments
23 May 2012
The beauty of gravity & pull,
22 May 2012
Praxis: alterity
The interstices between
you, me, and other
21 May 2012
Lifted from the all
Being, feeling, touching life,
Immensely altered
20 May 2012
Worlds spun on axis
open, closing & falling
away - realign
19 May 2012
Let it be simple; sunshine,
warmth, laughter & the
kindness of good friends
18 May 2012
At the end of self; learn
to look without flinching.
Let the rest fall away.
17 May 2012
Circular thinking
Behavioural chaos theory
See it & stop it
16 May 2012
transcendental ecstasy/
random bouts of grief
15 May 2012
Dual-duel mirror
Intensity shall fade away
into the k/night
14 May 2012
Mixed modal mayhem,
focal anarchy with art
13 May 2012
Dancing the rhythm
of the wild world; energetic
11 May 2012
Green & gold aura
as new foliage unfurling
open hearts heal
10 May 2012
Soul felt resonance
of indigo lightening
Found in still spaces
09 May 2012
Simplicity of
film on living while dying
over shared popcorn
08 May 2012
Prayer for Friday's child;
may you gift yourself
care you give others
07 May 2012
Artistic critique
Academic viscera
Ubi nunc (where now?)
06 May 2012
Deep drawn moon power
Gifts self(love)empowerment
Healing the mirror
05 May 2012
Load bearing beings emit
04 May 2012
A bittersweet bind
Basal yen for soul family
Oceanic Agape
03 May 2012
Sweet lullabies sung
to disorganised water
Self alterity
01 May 2012
Flow, syrupy slow;
infinitesimal moment
meeting the stillpoint

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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