31 Oct 2014
Delayed payment
lies wrapped like ghosts in shirts
overspending month
30 Oct 2014
Catch me between the
tussock and asparagus
again while quiet
29 Oct 2014
Blah blah connections
with sudden wide silencing
all over the life
28 Oct 2014
Drop in the wine glass
the pace of life slowing nice
starting new breathing
27 Oct 2014
All level great shift
flowers wilting like the bun
new chapter begins
26 Oct 2014
Farewell drinks twisted
around good vast memories
circles beyond point
25 Oct 2014
Photos steal beauty
of the land surrounding us
through the vines breath out
24 Oct 2014
The knife from the scream
brought on a pair of new tyres
by the phone misread
21 Oct 2014
Psychopathic fling
driving mind on a flat tyre
girl gone misleading
20 Oct 2014
Barriques wide deep spread
along the cold four levels
of concrete heaven
19 Oct 2014
The world turned itself
in the gargoyles descent
to self mirror flash
17 Oct 2014
My new venture shine
celebrating opening
with given respect
16 Oct 2014
Winding down my place
with days of fine rituals
among good people
15 Oct 2014
Amazed in the maze
wonder in the wonderland
and shit in the bed
14 Oct 2014
Off fog comes the sun
so all quiet and settled
just waiting for change
13 Oct 2014
So one era ends
at the end of the stale bun
and other vine grow
12 Oct 2014
Bread turns into beer
in a new wave self raising
talking and waiting
11 Oct 2014
Jumping dolphins splash
the Waka without presence
and new drift of her
10 Oct 2014
Between the vine rows
two worlds meet tight together
chasing each other
09 Oct 2014
Unexpected call
throw good weight and new option
bloom in winery
08 Oct 2014
Small drips from all sides
and wine extravaganza
land up with deep pan
07 Oct 2014
New plan is planning
where expansive glass garden
meets the coffee cup
05 Oct 2014
Snow melting softly
dissolving the atmosphere
of work relations
04 Oct 2014
The orange drive touch
the unique energy spin
not felt for long time
03 Oct 2014
Water up and down
the trip with new ideas
play and plan future
02 Oct 2014
The cutlery front
like an affront against me
and the ghost is gone
01 Oct 2014
Contagious wrong words
that spread with air and water
and leave us open

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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