31 Oct 2016
Tastebuds travel touch
to the central otago
good thought winery
29 Oct 2016
Time is something that
I cannot muster despite
dimensions I touch
28 Oct 2016
Three illnesses push
the day differently around
into thoughtful spin
26 Oct 2016
Quiet back into
triple movie marathon
to go to own world
25 Oct 2016
From rapid to slow
they shoot me silver bullets
through worlds aurora
24 Oct 2016
After suprised gig
and hot reconnecting night
drinking busy day
21 Oct 2016
The between bar chase
living in the element
in the full force touch
20 Oct 2016
Step deeper closer
in every wild direction
in life of complex
17 Oct 2016
Year remembering
how many things happened by
while the kiss was sent
16 Oct 2016
Chasing own monsters
like from an old fairytale
suspended between
15 Oct 2016
To finish winter
to aquatic experience
to straighten up life
14 Oct 2016
Hail and snow covers
extremes of life and suffer
in combinations
13 Oct 2016
Child birth disturbance
and deep silence after that
busy life tension
12 Oct 2016
Sudden change of plans
with fun trip back and forward
to Trash Test Dummies
11 Oct 2016
Catching mice and flies
through long ongoing battle
on personal front
10 Oct 2016
Quieting down pace
like before the violent storm
on steady climb move
08 Oct 2016
Show me your dark side
you will be plague on my mind
while universe stop
07 Oct 2016
Touch of that and that
from the past and from the last
future never long
06 Oct 2016
Outside tightness twist
on surrounding human minds
while they troubling world
05 Oct 2016
To the tipping point
of those goodness whereabouts
where the hard meets joy
04 Oct 2016
New connector that
just arrived pushing the day
through the busy mode
02 Oct 2016
In all the good waves
If moving slowly forward
I am in limbo

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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