30 Oct 2015
All those energies
in a wired sad float mode
with slow encounter
29 Oct 2015
Stretching energy
deep sheeted in a new place
wherever it leads
27 Oct 2015
Blown tiredness deep
out of the shot cooling fan
when connections high
26 Oct 2015
Weird twists of straight things
without brakes overheating
and that first outing
25 Oct 2015
With fire still burning
the way to the cloudy sky
youth party bringing
24 Oct 2015
On that bridge of spies
between the old and new life
combine your good strength
23 Oct 2015
While time with no time
move further to the future
everything progress
22 Oct 2015
With mixed night and day
white liquid in the bottle
future mystery
20 Oct 2015
Move past from future
spreading apart in blunt moves
like old troglodyte
19 Oct 2015
Looking at myself
exerting and taming stuff
deep into new life
18 Oct 2015
Long cut between sleeps
quietly assumed on fate
prolonged future
17 Oct 2015
Reignited flame
on the wild birthday candle
burns new spark in life
16 Oct 2015
Why change everything
when you can create new things
without theory
15 Oct 2015
Unexpected bloom
like hidden flower opens
her giving spirit
13 Oct 2015
Then run out of steam
with a good satisfaction
of life in full swing
12 Oct 2015
And so this went stretched
another day in the row
to late night party
11 Oct 2015
Long unseen catch up
old place full of memories
with new dimension
10 Oct 2015
When all around blooms
the road is open ahead
with new fine chapters
09 Oct 2015
Indecisive thoughts
stretched in a lengthy pauses
took own normal turn
08 Oct 2015
The new engine oil
overbudget possible
life expectations
07 Oct 2015
One day and two sons
change of powers in between
fullfil all the needs
06 Oct 2015
Pushing straight forward
on still uncertain soft grounds
of deals to save days
05 Oct 2015
First extended day
of new old interactions
in a work matter
04 Oct 2015
Why so much tired
when the world is just moving
like from to nowhere
03 Oct 2015
In his pyjama
running after the postie
for a joy of cards
02 Oct 2015
The work weight balance
suddenly unexpected
changed to better zones
01 Oct 2015
Day taken easy
flow like on planet Mars but
I am not alone

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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