30 Nov 2014
The pizza oven
with energetic distort
crushed down to abyss
29 Nov 2014
On the raven wings
waved upon my old lost dreams
bring and break the spells
28 Nov 2014
Up and down on stairs
walking long corridors to
flow with message spread
27 Nov 2014
Agent of childhood
passed away to aether waves
while I bleed down size
26 Nov 2014
Lifted sudden wind
and smashed glassware move the signs
of coming summer
25 Nov 2014
Viking the whole world
in one attempt of pure life
and just be yourself
24 Nov 2014
Turned coffee to bread
but life spread wider than life
old flows come anew
23 Nov 2014
Life on a spiral
bringing all things and people
with plan not planed
22 Nov 2014
Reconnecting flow
understanding the life span
beyond high spirits
21 Nov 2014
Measurements been made
and fitting into new place
decision is time
20 Nov 2014
The house came from wild
presented itself upon
me in the middle
19 Nov 2014
The alarm to stir
and what about all those doors
the ghosts are among...
18 Nov 2014
Several ways slow
appears and dribbles to plan
solution awaits
17 Nov 2014
Gutted out of guts
ripped wide across levels
homeless in project
16 Nov 2014
Champagne meeting flow
with new old tradition like
returning vikings
15 Nov 2014
the childhood text and pictures
put in a joke twists
14 Nov 2014
Remove from the site
the element that creates
just human ferment
13 Nov 2014
Writers and criticts
enjoyed the story and fest
in a glass good pour
12 Nov 2014
Finding the surnames
one step after another
into burlesque twist
11 Nov 2014
Time is dimension
and we can travel all ways
the black hole of mind
10 Nov 2014
With double surprise
new structure introduction
but grass need stay short
09 Nov 2014
Wharf wild wine warming
spread with tame warm and cold winds
into the french song
08 Nov 2014
Two faces between
stories of the deep mirror
empty with suspense
07 Nov 2014
With all the places
touched through the day I have got
the box of lemons
06 Nov 2014
Fuelling full wide
from all different pumps to
driving with fury
05 Nov 2014
Opening gate quick
for crossing traffic of light
like in the sequence
04 Nov 2014
Thor's thunder cuts light
in the valleys of wild grow
giving shadows spark
03 Nov 2014
Like the burlesque
storm into different sounds
paintings on the wall
02 Nov 2014
Taking wide deep breath
under the skin of gossip
finding self outside
01 Nov 2014
Slow blow of peace pace
on a driest horizon
of new speed spread grow

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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