30 Nov 2012
Coldness touch inside
when dark side scream out of you
curl and lit your fire
29 Nov 2012
Placing slowly steps
on a scattered life puzzle
flying and grounding
28 Nov 2012
In a search of moon
in last before shift eclipse
out when sky fall nice
27 Nov 2012
Spikes of energy
that overloaded current
stirred my comfort zone
26 Nov 2012
Strange good friend's visit
I am travelling stranger
travel through your mind
25 Nov 2012
The shade of the horse
scattered like a high wind cloud
on a summer sky
24 Nov 2012
Gin the closed spirit
after touch escapes with ice
This must be the place...
23 Nov 2012
The night stretching long
to next warm and sunny dawn
Sleepless mind in clouds
21 Nov 2012
The even birth star
shines over the oceans soul
and smudges spirits
20 Nov 2012
Skidding stones and grass
and locking between the rims
open gate returns
19 Nov 2012
The sun quiet breeze
overlord the dream of dreams
quietly breathing
18 Nov 2012
Scents of yesterday
chase and frolic me around
bias cutting air
17 Nov 2012
Curve on the day flow
filled with few fresh croissants
and the Moon crescent
16 Nov 2012
The bird crashed his head
in a mad fly to my head
for the bad prawn head
15 Nov 2012
The day turned back in
the most peculiar way on
to the weeks just gone
14 Nov 2012
The Moon eclipsed
covered the Sun's face only
with silence around
13 Nov 2012
Balancing nature
calming the changes cycle
in waiting of dawn
12 Nov 2012
Sound of crashing waves
and droplets of cold spring rain
with social invite
10 Nov 2012
I hunt the light thoughts
ethereal and unbridled
like the day that is
09 Nov 2012
Black and White contrast
like a rainbow through the eye
creates the image
08 Nov 2012
Covered the whole sky
with magic dust light blanket
flash from the lost stars
07 Nov 2012
So... revolution
my inner evolution
I travel alone
06 Nov 2012
The water tight lock
torn between dribbles and leaks
getting to flow again
05 Nov 2012
Next time lucky day
rolling softly like spring wind
following water
04 Nov 2012
Run down of life steam
smiling put head on pillow
This Must Be The Place
03 Nov 2012
The Angel matters
half year life flows the Dreaming
to Eternity
02 Nov 2012
Dark demons wake up
coldness of circulation
and twist water flow

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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