31 Jan 2016
Festival alive
although less intense in vibes
but no rain or snow
29 Jan 2016
The act on balance
to deliberate further
in all directions
26 Jan 2016
Turning to silence
missing ball in the water
overflowing sleep
25 Jan 2016
Rebels we starting
somewhere in the galaxy
to fight deep own self
24 Jan 2016
Between day and day
that even full moon won't help
travel dimensions
22 Jan 2016
The ocean the sun
and the summer fruits galore
day with life big breath
21 Jan 2016
Change the morning pace
and then follow with the day
to end similar
20 Jan 2016
Tiredness takes me
and squash me down whenever
could bend me easy
18 Jan 2016
With rain increasing
the world in its madness speed
force duality
17 Jan 2016
Is that the Norns that
play those little tricks on me
or is just the life
15 Jan 2016
Swim strong current rip
like against all the flat rules
in summer life joy
14 Jan 2016
All day with wine
that between the rimu trees
and new things opens
13 Jan 2016
Who is who in this
the great puzzle of changes
me self me less me
12 Jan 2016
Black Star shines brightly
in full sun of the season
and drift of goodness
11 Jan 2016
In rim of Rimu
flowing to new dimension
with space oddity
10 Jan 2016
After those three years
seeing the same friend changed good
while all life flows good
09 Jan 2016
The day that combust
all the open energies
with life in front lead
08 Jan 2016
Sunk deep in the eyes
unexpectedly drawn to
eyes like an ocean
06 Jan 2016
The day between days
energy intensify
around and in me
05 Jan 2016
Wind up pushing flow
burning fine hot in all ends
what the summer brings
03 Jan 2016
People change numbers
while craziness continuess
in a small rain town
02 Jan 2016
Rain brought people in
in crazy madness of crowd
summer holidays
01 Jan 2016
The new light on sky
through the night to all new days
new hopes emerges

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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