31 Oct 2018
Head of the pumpkin
like itching face dilema
stigma of decline
30 Oct 2018
Rain soaked me again
and again can't finished work
that started again
29 Oct 2018
Cold cathed after all
if not enough going through
time of abrasion
25 Oct 2018
And still the same thing
don't even know what to think
the pain of it thicks
23 Oct 2018
Rust on bends down hard
when the ground is like concrete
pushing hard to blood
22 Oct 2018
Another public
holiday that slowly drags
workload to nowhere
20 Oct 2018
The beach escapade
where everything seems get right
and lost again still
19 Oct 2018
Back in Friday place
usual things and faces
good to be around
17 Oct 2018
Is like a dog life
when something new is to see
or left ignored is
16 Oct 2018
Another Tueasday
slow move and further ahead
nothing everything
15 Oct 2018
Changing infection
to inflammation on spot
with one thorough check
14 Oct 2018
Long and rolling time
steady but constant work load
the last vintages
13 Oct 2018
In the sun and wind
slow move of doing nothing
time to rest between
12 Oct 2018
Maybe the death cure
unpromised vacination
and chip number found
11 Oct 2018
Long stretched day at work
with the rain for a spring change
dragging still own pain
10 Oct 2018
The sun is on high
and all craziness has spread
season has started
08 Oct 2018
Another big doze
that shall cure everything now
and the spring in bloom
07 Oct 2018
Wild run on the beach
then she is back at the bar
new times evolving
06 Oct 2018
Slow lazy morning
with sort of headache turning
to garden chill flow
04 Oct 2018
Run out of powers
with all roads blocked around point
beyond sense of bone
03 Oct 2018
The course or a fate
is it coming again now
holding sick tight grip
01 Oct 2018
Another threshold
crossing with celebration
and live beyond that

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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