30 Nov 2013
Connections fell hard
the summer about to start
winter frost chills space
29 Nov 2013
Shall I stay or fade
they fear me in my temple
and fear is their own
28 Nov 2013
In ancient kingdoms
we are guarding the big walls
to protect from selves
27 Nov 2013
And now I want to
remember or forget all
connections in light
26 Nov 2013
Like recurrent dream
out of the trance come right out
new situation
25 Nov 2013
My self esteem rised
by hard pickax connections
with blessed mother earth
24 Nov 2013
Crushing ocean waves
enclosing grip around me
to open new time
23 Nov 2013
Trying to wind down
soaking in the late spring sun
while shield wall builds up
22 Nov 2013
Past incarnations
and their implications flow
to who we are now
21 Nov 2013
Trance spiral again
Energy shift and return
new wave upon us
20 Nov 2013
Being that special
in open right time and place
within myself world
19 Nov 2013
When the world will end
will I be deep suspended
with my own sublime
18 Nov 2013
Against the current
ceaselessly into the past
celebrating life
17 Nov 2013
Binary star blast
and where beyond quiet noise
the place with no dust
16 Nov 2013
Day of sun and fire
with calming warmth enters in
flow body and mind
15 Nov 2013
The battery tour
with added insurance toss
unpresent presence
14 Nov 2013
Handover the keys
and closing huge life chapter
last orchid drop tear
13 Nov 2013
Almost all shifted
with history piling up
and dropping down tired
12 Nov 2013
Somewhere over there
the rainbow has been burned down
shadows play nation
11 Nov 2013
Jump start the engine
slow bleeding tip of the nose
hanging like war ends
10 Nov 2013
My movie madness
when the door closing for good
I have my own way
09 Nov 2013
Follow the slowing
with new life now approaching
just after the earth
08 Nov 2013
The way bit astray
even still same direction
life like a whirlpool
07 Nov 2013
Throwing into skip
stored old dusty memories
alive history
06 Nov 2013
The world spin out me
and crush within the systems
life speed headache breathe
05 Nov 2013
My state coming to
overabsurded plateau
of inner mad flow
04 Nov 2013
Flying through own stages
of tiredness life slide shots
into overdone world
03 Nov 2013
Pushing forward things
on all erupting old fronts
but storage there is
02 Nov 2013
Everything for sale
filled with old memories
pain spill through garage
01 Nov 2013
Dark lord with his sword
taking those souls deeply to
the grassy paddock

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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