18 Jul 2018
Winter like summer
in the weather and the crowd
twist around seasons
17 Jul 2018
Now on the home block
preparing base for new wine
that vintage begins
16 Jul 2018
The final game night
and then come now and hug me
all of the time flow
15 Jul 2018
Between heavy drops
coming back to life as should
be always between
14 Jul 2018
Forget the smooth flow
it is now different road
hard walk on soft grounds
13 Jul 2018
Act to be grumpy
but dissolate and open
just like normal is
12 Jul 2018
A little good talk
that did not change a lot things
still hanging mid air
11 Jul 2018
He is the only
person without any judgement
natural and soft
10 Jul 2018
New gossips and plans
potentially changing own
life reality
09 Jul 2018
With few attentions
reinvented old spieces
that goes far nowhere
08 Jul 2018
Between the rain drops
the new world is creating
edge balancing steps
07 Jul 2018
One of those dull days
uneventful midwinter
gloomy flows but flows
06 Jul 2018
Friday place is shut
so to continue we still
fighting the bad farse
05 Jul 2018
Started bit earlier
like a cold snap holding still
and not moved forward
04 Jul 2018
Small growing bomb like
fire spreads slowly but deep
into the life core
03 Jul 2018
Sun calming down flow
between the vines and pizza
another long day
02 Jul 2018
Unexpected crowd
of just came to the aged girls
storming for first drink
01 Jul 2018
After the long night
the winter rain slows down life's
unsolved mystery

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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