26 May 2018
People are catching
now with each other over
drinks and wild soft talks
25 May 2018
With new cold morning
snow covers the horizon
heralding winter
24 May 2018
Not that solo move
but moving deep in wide big
bottle of old port
23 May 2018
Familiar faces
in a big melted puzzle
because it is good
22 May 2018
He dropped on a couch
where life has no quality
and blobed whole visit
21 May 2018
One cover call out
back to machine back to place
same as ever was
20 May 2018
Bad officiousness
is even worth than nazism
so stop the spreading
19 May 2018
Small team rot and push
destabilizing good place
in a random surge
18 May 2018
With out the power
in a dim candlelight fire
share stories with wine
15 May 2018
Outside wine tension
highlighting the conflict deep
while quiet inside
13 May 2018
Dull pain in the face
and observing the false acts
in day for mothers
12 May 2018
The dull drop by drop
slowly moving without cause
this time of the year
11 May 2018
Up and down on scale
of every strained emotion
and situation
10 May 2018
Fight for fire or wine
with slow lost of the lost day
but when is dark out
08 May 2018
From different worlds
all sitting around the bar
now in one own place
07 May 2018
Slowing the slow pace
not happened but happening
times between the times
06 May 2018
Can't digest myself
in an air surrounding may
eating or drifting
04 May 2018
Time between the times
like temporary goodbyes
when all get quiet
03 May 2018
Down deep in garage
and to sort out the rubbish
to clean the past thoughts
02 May 2018
Repent your sin now
and make the life to go on
in a flame of none
01 May 2018
Apogeum turned
Be Outside of Space and Time
deciding Future

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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Contact

If you have any questions or suggestions, please email me,





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