30 Nov 2016
Prolong discussion
ripped the skin raw on both sides
with sharp painful bits
29 Nov 2016
Wide plentifulness
of even tasting glasses
in different subject
28 Nov 2016
Tension tighten tie
in a work field of time void
awaiting action
26 Nov 2016
Shine the old building
that act for different school
escape war love zone
25 Nov 2016
Busy hit like hell
of summer spreading around
with extra bottle
22 Nov 2016
The moment just came
that things are asking for change
and it is the time
21 Nov 2016
Those days with the marks
all question marks you can rise
forever in time
20 Nov 2016
The white day of sun
while chasing all purchases
within all limits
19 Nov 2016
Back to normal ride
with sun set over the wind
and both of them smile
18 Nov 2016
The beasts sneaking wild
around my head in a dance
of forgotten tongue
16 Nov 2016
The energy pull
still strong that sucks everything
plus paranoya
15 Nov 2016
The strain and shake push
the craziness continue
with that shiny moon
14 Nov 2016
Shaking widely long
and drain with rain and strong wind
nature shows her rule
13 Nov 2016
Speed over the ridge
for an new strange arrival
to fulfil the moon
12 Nov 2016
Slow down all movements
but 'Cogito ergo sum'
zoom off rapid race
11 Nov 2016
Dropping all from hands
with the twist of overflow
end with dark time lap
09 Nov 2016
The world upside down
choosing big changes around
like the spring hiccup
07 Nov 2016
The winter still bites
in revolution red star
of ninety nine years
06 Nov 2016
Back to the old runes
while the world is asking for
change to move forward
05 Nov 2016
Crack the new season
and do the first open swim
while enlightening
04 Nov 2016
I am fire thief
lighting up my deep dark dreams
in the pace movement
03 Nov 2016
To get or not get
the push between what happens
in confusing twists
02 Nov 2016
The glass and the card
with looking for the right part
but at the end chill
01 Nov 2016
Dropped wine bottle
shattered like a wild dream
into past future

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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