31 Jan 2015
set upon us deep in mind
to twist life like fate
30 Jan 2015
And how the long days
of family slow blobbing
stretch into warm nights
29 Jan 2015
The stretch in old realm
with young life silenced in vain
while cicadas sing
28 Jan 2015
They both brought me that
spark that I need to search for
and the flame is close
27 Jan 2015
Give it to the ground
and release to the far space
the pressure of time
26 Jan 2015
The twist head loops drain
in the spiral of collapse
leading to rebirth
25 Jan 2015
All seen and unseen
balancing acts like climbing
lone orange flower
24 Jan 2015
Sit down and relax
between waves and wild forest
contemplating space
23 Jan 2015
Finally finished
the big move out of old life
while only dust talks
22 Jan 2015
Last things shift across
moving like the sun on wheels
across the wide realms
21 Jan 2015
Planting new lettuce
like new forming way of life
washed clean with old flood
20 Jan 2015
All is coming back
while the things move on forward
life is a spiral
19 Jan 2015
Fire drown in ocean
in shamanic ritual
of cleansing the past
18 Jan 2015
Going out to soak
in human interaction
and flow with that vibe
17 Jan 2015
Hanged in the space
diving the different waters
of summer prudence
16 Jan 2015
Wrath waves wind wip wounds
in the last lost horizon
of the past future
15 Jan 2015
Stabbed in a front
stabbed in a back with force
stabbed in own space
14 Jan 2015
The icy cold knifes
coated in dribbling drama
melting in stabbing
13 Jan 2015
Unleashed the force from
misconstructed connections
to storm and to clear
12 Jan 2015
The storm uncertain
hanged the clouds on a clear sky
of my electrodes
11 Jan 2015
Twisted and woven
cords of my life around me
burst with energy
10 Jan 2015
It is like the wave
all is twisting and rolling
the life in the loops
09 Jan 2015
With contemplation
The Water of joy and life
submerge space ocean
08 Jan 2015
And then everything
is the same as it always
was but change around
06 Jan 2015
May past the future
in reverse to nowhere land
in the lost present
05 Jan 2015
Extended the place
with huge bright fire comet
tearing up the sky
04 Jan 2015
Just under the lid
connecting pressure rising
of unknown spectrum
03 Jan 2015
Push backwards ahead
slowly through time deposits
of mess creation
02 Jan 2015
Floor orchestrating
and then wash the walls and sky
above busy life
01 Jan 2015
The stretch of goodness
as a preludium of great
year to come wellness

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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