31 Oct 2017
Offer to change life
has been presented to us
so time to decide
30 Oct 2017
Again the balance
between two different worlds
of self commitment
29 Oct 2017
Terrible strange mood
overshadows the weekend
like discomfort cloud
28 Oct 2017
On the wild hill top
and stroll down the future rows
contemplating it
27 Oct 2017
Spread the words like wine
share it with all those that close
shine the life ahead
26 Oct 2017
And two greatful boys
for just a small good advice
that is how world moves
25 Oct 2017
The season strong push
with all day crazy busy
full workload demand
24 Oct 2017
The quieter step
with points from all directions
the start of season
23 Oct 2017
First taste of summer
the busy crowd spills demands
of service machine
22 Oct 2017
When country and wine
call in their natural voice
sink in the vision
21 Oct 2017
Stretch between the days
between the big decisions
quiet breath between
20 Oct 2017
It all opens up
and the offer is tempting
to change life around
19 Oct 2017
The change has started
like an avalanche of snow
fresh start in all fields
18 Oct 2017
Small bits together
of everything what around
in slow pace melange
17 Oct 2017
Farce over coffee
the beginning of the end
but star tickets on
16 Oct 2017
Asked for two grams less
if that should now save the world
falling for ages
15 Oct 2017
Thoughts lost in the snow
while spring wind touches the sun
firm ground together
14 Oct 2017
In the sun and dust
looking for identity
of your own background
13 Oct 2017
It is about roots
when you cut the grass but spread
idea like vine
12 Oct 2017
Like in family
surprised anniversary
being together
10 Oct 2017
Getting bit busier
when some things I had enough
but future opens
09 Oct 2017
The new thoughts are thick
flying between new and old
searching decisions
08 Oct 2017
Just rain slow the day
where we talk write watch and drink
close in the good times
07 Oct 2017
In the rabbit hill
deliberating future
destiny is all
06 Oct 2017
Spread around in all
current fronts of engagement
without choice life flows
05 Oct 2017
More twisting around
the new life work project scheme
when we miss dinner
04 Oct 2017
work life offer out of blue
in a steady shot
03 Oct 2017
Her step into the
other side of the wine glass
while summer opens
02 Oct 2017
Like wild policeman
chasing unpaid alcohols
and yell over eggs
01 Oct 2017
The last of sunday
like that over the long time
one more step forward

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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