30 Jan 2018
Hot sun burns the skin
deep in a soft pleasure touch
while water takes edge
29 Jan 2018
Another busy
turn in twisted limbo cry
of paranoia
28 Jan 2018
And as every year
the big shout sun festival
with wine roll music
27 Jan 2018
Fly with open wings
when the wind is blowing hard
in a current stream
26 Jan 2018
And is all too much
and time is to make a change
and come back to life
23 Jan 2018
Once the heat returns
all start flowing back with it
river ocean dream
22 Jan 2018
It is getting quiet
more and more each coming day
from start till nowhere
21 Jan 2018
The fresh green mussels
gathered through lowest tide
in the heaven rocks
20 Jan 2018
Again touch the sea
the wild wide spreading ocean
with all salt flavours
18 Jan 2018
Was it nine years or
more of that and more of them
while we step in zones
17 Jan 2018
Rain that never stops
while you have your first day off
once promised summer
15 Jan 2018
Unturned dishes
another sinking wet stone
in nonsense battle
14 Jan 2018
Everything will lead
to the point of long argue
in constant wild loop
13 Jan 2018
The river big swell
take over with the great speed
drain all with water
12 Jan 2018
First lost in the rain
like day without the purpose
land in Loki's cloud
11 Jan 2018
Where is all the sense
in everything you do now
when all lead to waste
10 Jan 2018
Still too much pressure
from all the surrounding sites
not in the good vibes
07 Jan 2018
Join with that water
where They departed year ago
into last journey
06 Jan 2018
Spontaneous drive off
to enjoy the good evening
that feels like right home
05 Jan 2018
Rain slows down summer
in overtiming approach
but still with madness
04 Jan 2018
Quietning day with
the slowly coming rain in
the first land of mind
03 Jan 2018
Changing the outcome
intensity surrounding
to plateaux features
02 Jan 2018
Terrible new start
after too hard mental push
in crazy times through

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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