29 Nov 2015
Like a turning wheel
back into things compacted
again in my life
28 Nov 2015
Slow day with the Mouse
from lower to higher state
with good new contact
27 Nov 2015
So overheated
with pipes bursting all hot green
to burn my wick soul
26 Nov 2015
Hot and cold touch blast
and then the waves with the wind
life on a crossroads
24 Nov 2015
The rage of all wars
with call of mass destruction
while we still sleeping
23 Nov 2015
Folding Unfolding
the stream open in all routes
flow me with current
22 Nov 2015
Aftermath of break
the world is never safe place
when we open bright
21 Nov 2015
Starting the season
breaking old spells of cold ways
deep to water swim
20 Nov 2015
Lines like spider web
where you just pass the centre
leads to all cross sides
19 Nov 2015
All moved late to start
and stretched along old places
short twisted in plans
18 Nov 2015
In Eldorado
her voice raise with such power
on fine melody
17 Nov 2015
So it is started
get busy in all aspects
of the life bringings
16 Nov 2015
When sort of day turns
in a weird twist of motion
between one of all
15 Nov 2015
Happens of being
enslaved unexpected way
in mysterious thoughts
13 Nov 2015
Back to my Friday
where all get together right
in wild time sequence
12 Nov 2015
Dress up to event
kill on to the spy elite
with orange mystique
10 Nov 2015
It is like stretching
itself over own lasting
imagined no sleep
09 Nov 2015
Over many things
spread wide like a Berlin wall
in busy aspects
08 Nov 2015
Like normal Sunday
with everything else but more
or less of others
07 Nov 2015
So the night again
serving delight of flavours
in set arrangements
06 Nov 2015
Crush the night before
with long twisted day ahead
to stir more new sense
05 Nov 2015
And what the visit
into the different world
that draws emotions
04 Nov 2015
Sleep stretch through all day
with multilayered dream
brings to the future
03 Nov 2015
Be the Wonderer
in busy life mystery
touch deep every step
02 Nov 2015
Movie madness spread
and build now into columns
that take all sense
01 Nov 2015
She touches slowly
what was long denied to her
like for the first time

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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