31 Oct 2013
Twisted words came of
never said imputation
but new phone start now
30 Oct 2013
The garage grow with
the stuff overcollected
through hoarding years by
29 Oct 2013
The silver lining
of all transactions of life
happens anyway
28 Oct 2013
Reflect back feelings
while the music always live
'just a perfect day'
27 Oct 2013
The twenty seventh
always the reflection day
of past and future
26 Oct 2013
Black crystal mirror
away in haste turmoil
of life changeable
25 Oct 2013
Shift some stuff quickly
like with the deep bite sword cut
whirled ears in words flood
24 Oct 2013
Fate has it's own way
to take over and conquer
leaving fight to faith
23 Oct 2013
Thor's hammer back on
hanging down and up on line
with time stretch outwards
22 Oct 2013
The orions shower
sends comets to the planet
to rebirth life sparks
21 Oct 2013
From quietness comes
the plan ahead spread in head
finish moved forward
20 Oct 2013
Finished yesterday
but still behind all big tasks
tired clock play tricks
19 Oct 2013
Orange grass juice cut
skid away washing machine
night plasma vision
18 Oct 2013
Shifting between tanks
and flow dumped on the ground
but rescuing need
17 Oct 2013
She came through the dream
in the strange familiar city
meaning of faces
16 Oct 2013
Eyelids shut me down
with heavy gravity pull
overloaded days
14 Oct 2013
Eating own tail end
and that what need to be done
burning down the house
12 Oct 2013
Swept and overwhelmed
in chase of escaping time
within storms goods smile
11 Oct 2013
Constant words lava
stream without destination
fell on me like rain
10 Oct 2013
Pulling from all sides
changes are welcome when good
otherwise keep flows
09 Oct 2013
Start of the process
slowly grinding of the past
moving chunk of life
08 Oct 2013
Waiting for Godot
the things that are happening
but need to start roll
07 Oct 2013
Long spring walk through field
while settling coming changes
and large screen new glimpse
06 Oct 2013
Pinching of summer
through slow burst of sun's sweetness
and light hop's bitter
05 Oct 2013
Stream coming to me
with slight show of affections
all bursting to live
04 Oct 2013
Her surprise visit
like the day full of sunshine
warming slowly time
03 Oct 2013
Bringing first precious
Trust with forms and signatures
and new coffee dribs
02 Oct 2013
Waving through sad eyes
his face behind the window
life that changed places
01 Oct 2013
Direct way hatered
contra parted with friends love
strong we are reborn

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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