31 Jan 2017
Second day of slow
steps in right way direction
out of way to day
30 Jan 2017
The quiet settle
and the sea in its glory
with the wine depth touch
29 Jan 2017
Behind the joy mask
blackcurrants are nice hidden
with their sweet flavour
28 Jan 2017
The sun to the sea
and the wind that comes across
snorkeling in dreams
27 Jan 2017
The summer returns
in debris of all wild storms
but with normal pace
25 Jan 2017
The way between worlds
where puzzles come in one piece
mixing and joining
24 Jan 2017
The big shuffle toss
negotiating the raw change
of life in work vein
23 Jan 2017
The first bones are thrown
and the spin intensify
in upwards movement
22 Jan 2017
This must be the place
between all those craziness
I have found my place
21 Jan 2017
The icy winter
spit in the face of summer
with its worldly joke
19 Jan 2017
On the fine threshold
of high tuning adjustment
while life settles in
18 Jan 2017
On a hula-hoop
the blow burst beyond own size
digesting past life
16 Jan 2017
The shallow waters
like unhappened histories
gone with outing tide
15 Jan 2017
Number Nine of beat
like the wild wolves on the sand
ocean that tide out
14 Jan 2017
Like time between times
suspended and brought forward
we traveling more
13 Jan 2017
Insure the future
over good assurances
when things go sure right
11 Jan 2017
Warm drop to summer
and into the ocean depth
together with souls
09 Jan 2017
Being blown widely
but I am Avocado
with new wild life ways
08 Jan 2017
Their last journey joined
together with the ocean
to Eternity
06 Jan 2017
The magic flew bright
over the shiny sky with
no limits in life
05 Jan 2017
Why the cough and cold
joining the tiredness while
the crazy rush on
04 Jan 2017
Like last passengers
on wide inner space travel
beyond high seasons
03 Jan 2017
The thick of season
despite all the tiredness
push it all ahead
02 Jan 2017
As always that day
of the new year brings full on
push into weird world
01 Jan 2017
New Year bring it in
the new swift Revolution
and take me deep in

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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