31 Jan 2013
Spreading happiness
like sun rays on cloudless sky
be part of ocean
30 Jan 2013
Life is poetry
between movies and music
another big shift
29 Jan 2013
Spilling outside world
with lightness changes of me
the blessings of shift
28 Jan 2013
Spirits connection
bless of bliss and bliss of bless
lifted energy
27 Jan 2013
Energy of Sun
and beautiful connection
brings full Wolf Moon
26 Jan 2013
First empty birthday
of yours since you are Dreaming
to Eternity
25 Jan 2013
Abundance of fruit
then crashing the ocean waves
beautiful days bliss
24 Jan 2013
The oversized shirt
that take the heat hit of day
and future past sight
23 Jan 2013
Am I like Heimdall
light warrior at soul portal
guarding rainbow bridge
22 Jan 2013
Free rise to abyss
of mesmerised light beauty
Moon and Sun share face
21 Jan 2013
Swim from Moon to Sun
Milky Way shift back in place
Reborn in the Stars
20 Jan 2013
The perchance to dream
soak in a wide ocean foam
from larva to stars
19 Jan 2013
Visions of sea foam
blessed presence of nonpresent
with hug of the light
18 Jan 2013
Magic of the shift
with sea water mixed with wind
one ring that will float
17 Jan 2013
Removed from his body
but never from the soul depths
the cancer woke up
16 Jan 2013
Surrounding changes
with grows taking own twist turns
but thoughts are free flow
15 Jan 2013
I am like anchor
binding and holding the stream
of past through space dust
14 Jan 2013
My amygdala
see feelings behind their faces
travels in mirrors
13 Jan 2013
Energy that flows
right into me wide open
with amazing way
12 Jan 2013
Awake of no sleep
taste of fresh riped tomatoes
pinched nice the slow flow
11 Jan 2013
Game of chess played by
two other generations
lead to ocean waves
08 Jan 2013
Half broken tree top
wild possessing my driveway
in brushed confusion
07 Jan 2013
Despite the strong wind
I cut underwater trees
and submerged to talks
06 Jan 2013
The odd storm that passed
with beautiful clouds around
the light that touched deep
05 Jan 2013
Sleep in the full sun
between old paradoxes
of new balances
04 Jan 2013
Dropping from the loops
body driven to exhaustion
work pushed overtime
01 Jan 2013
So... it came to us
New Era... New Age... New Year...
Year of upliftment

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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