31 Oct 2012
Flip magnetic fields
turn southern and northern winds
to stuck head in void
30 Oct 2012
Bees buzz whirls my ears
as we walk raspberry rows
to better sunsets
29 Oct 2012
While summer begins
the smile brighten up days with
the moon quirky winks
28 Oct 2012
Fish hides in freezer
silver unicorn kills bird
while in morning rush
27 Oct 2012
The slow pace through day
with soft waking and walking
like pooh of tall grass
26 Oct 2012
The rush of whole week
reverting with slow tizzy
and bite the ball kick
25 Oct 2012
Feel back part of me
light twisted right around my wrist
bonded to my long life
23 Oct 2012
From the fresh offcuts
just oversweeting myself
for the good dreams flow
22 Oct 2012
Burst pipe again bleeds
through the wild grassy side slope
pausing Young Lions
21 Oct 2012
Run... run as fast as
you can and want ahead of
you enjoy your life
20 Oct 2012
Question flows the day
so... to be or not to be
That is The question
19 Oct 2012
Chasing my own tail
to turn colour into stone
that's life... hey bulldog
18 Oct 2012
The death somehow brings
family reconnection
even in far spaces
17 Oct 2012
Be under attack
with smiles coming from around
and new fresh warm air
15 Oct 2012
Breathe fresh scent of air
with warm sun and icy wind
tossing lives within
14 Oct 2012
Avenging the world
dragon dog eats underwear
Mind curly freckles
12 Oct 2012
Dance in the circle
and run deep in the fresh grass
inhaling bright day
11 Oct 2012
The thing with time when
there is not enough of it
but there always is
09 Oct 2012
Off the space hold ledge
into the open and fresh
mind set dimension
08 Oct 2012
Stupor on far side
need to cross the swelled river
wet deep down inside
07 Oct 2012
Steady and forward
push the limits of self flow
open introvert
06 Oct 2012
Screams that carry peace
and taste of steamed artichokes
like flying smile bombs
05 Oct 2012
Take a deep breath in
fill lungs with returning air
air of fresh life changes
04 Oct 2012
Winding up work load
combusted and intensified
in long twisted day blocks
03 Oct 2012
The Dreaming angel
look after me when I face
The Evil Machine
02 Oct 2012
Follow the river
partly submerged water brisk
through deepening thoughts
01 Oct 2012
Icy rain on warm day
purpose in purposefulness
like sleep when awake

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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