31 Jul 2012
Sighed over; Kristeva's
semiotic - sign of
parallel universe
30 Jul 2012
Gale force wind's white noise
provides blissful spun cocoon
of tranquility
29 Jul 2012
Liberation - tympanic blast
Sound self-containMEnt
28 Jul 2012
Acknowledgement of
light and dark, without one
the other cannot exist
27 Jul 2012
Total trust; having seen the
magic of this world,
how could i have less?
26 Jul 2012
Stars fall so close their heat
belies the halo, as the
Milky Way turns.
24 Jul 2012
Gentle gift given freely,
with generosity & heart.
Will I?
23 Jul 2012
Making the obscured
crystal clear, the cardinal
focal fix. 22.
22 Jul 2012
Ordered entropy; dip, coat
cast, play in liquid latex,
skin-like pelt
21 Jul 2012
Hum of the computer
Where i face myself with
stoically blank screen
20 Jul 2012
Vibrant red, Van Gogh
green & buttercup yellow,
yet i type grey words
18 Jul 2012
The lines dont transform
Water above & water below
I know how to swim
17 Jul 2012
Rhythm yet silence
Flow counteracts stagnation
Bliss of persistance
16 Jul 2012
House climbs in stolen space
Cloudskin caressing us we
soar like winged things
15 Jul 2012
Breaking the blueprint
The art of facing oneself
With kindness & heart
14 Jul 2012
No words; needing
self to self soothing my sister
Let love potent dawn
13 Jul 2012
If tears & prayers
could protect you, i wish it so.
I'm not the enemy.
12 Jul 2012
Feeling the jabberwocky
sliding through, long may it
gimble & gyre
11 Jul 2012
Butterfly effect; heart hugs
alter the trajectory
of whole day
09 Jul 2012
Strange wild melody
Music to live & feed upon
Sweet sanguine-strong song
08 Jul 2012
Dreamed that i gave you
Nana's silver candlesticks;
knowing you sell them
07 Jul 2012
Life as cross between
a limmerick, a koan,
tabula rasa
06 Jul 2012
connected presence
aware full strength of self
centre breath being
05 Jul 2012
Hagall moon sun cycle;
May depths no longer
resound, the child efferesce
03 Jul 2012
Caramel sweet flow
Concordic buttery bliss
All is well, all IS...
02 Jul 2012
water like a hymn, cold,
the miser, made me leave
barefoot hymn unsung
01 Jul 2012
Soul warmth of sunshine,
company, coffee, croissants,
brings early bud of spring

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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