31 Jan 2014
New young step in role
to fill the gaps and bits more
uncertainty flow
30 Jan 2014
Waves fruit tomato
flavours of full summer now
with new changes starts
29 Jan 2014
Toast for the summer
in celebration of good
changes Stay Up Late
28 Jan 2014
The season is on
its own change like a well known
wild kaleidoscope
27 Jan 2014
Wind of ice and fire
mixing seasons in one touch
unwritten presence
25 Jan 2014
Headache tweak in eyes
suppressed by clipping green growth
in a day of odd
24 Jan 2014
All is so compact
and come to the point of edge
that some new ways rise
23 Jan 2014
Their usurpation
of being their place while I
know my qualities
22 Jan 2014
Seeing through others
like he is the catalyst
of human feelings
21 Jan 2014
So where are thou goest
in impersonal exchange
with that whole new shift
20 Jan 2014
The realm of being
in an open hands of life
with wings of own fate
19 Jan 2014
The rabbit grey runs
emergency services
suspended in air
18 Jan 2014
Projection of what
could be but is not... flow free
my autistic mind
17 Jan 2014
Twisted spiral out
of stability schedule
in tiredness spin
16 Jan 2014
Water change colour
either on a wide ocean
or a small home pool
15 Jan 2014
Like not a match but
a pair of blue and black halves
with pukeko wink
14 Jan 2014
He walks through the world
and takes our lives like words
shadow thief book wrath
13 Jan 2014
Act and display act
of power of youself of
internal soul strength
12 Jan 2014
Over and over
weighted with everything else
searching hermit place
11 Jan 2014
Splash of the waves with
tomato basil berries
change mood indigo
10 Jan 2014
Meaning of friendship
lies not in demands or time
but in free will flow
09 Jan 2014
The cold through the back
where things are turned around
changes upon us
08 Jan 2014
Picnic the friendly
day with being together
of slow essence be
07 Jan 2014
Message like half moon
gripping down hipotermia
through the summer night
06 Jan 2014
Long not seen good friends
brought with the warm northern wind
sparkle adventure
05 Jan 2014
The tree fell on side
as Njord brings his mysteries
but He speaks root tongue
04 Jan 2014
The day of the grid
escaping to the planet
drawn to food flavours
03 Jan 2014
As tomorrow change
the evening turns different
life is flowing dream
02 Jan 2014
How we look at us
the power of perception
blinds shut what is seen
01 Jan 2014
White flags drench in rain
the weekend shifted ahead
but nice start new moon

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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