30 Nov 2017
The new life started
while old life crumbling in parts
winning with high price
29 Nov 2017
Bit of a small storm
in an early start summer
when all come at once
28 Nov 2017
The last day third time
while baking process remains
down to the village
27 Nov 2017
When to say Goodbye
hardest decision to make
changes life deeply
26 Nov 2017
Last weekend before
the storm will take its wild course
and new chapter roll
24 Nov 2017
Breath of fresh air through
negotiation stagnation
free walk through town life
22 Nov 2017
New contacts new friends
trying to normalise life
while still drill contract
21 Nov 2017
Contractual spasm
as turning things upside down
and house flipping off
20 Nov 2017
Sudden surprising
strange news that halts everything
puts life in limbo
19 Nov 2017
Pass the message of
moving and vacating the
space to fill the new
18 Nov 2017
Fight and bleed deep hard
in the battle like warrior
setting the future
17 Nov 2017
The cooling hose split
but things cool down a bit more
to celebrate births
16 Nov 2017
Start of the machine
with lots of meeting and talks
time to bring new wines
14 Nov 2017
Too many things to
comprehend everything to
organize schedule
13 Nov 2017
Fitting the loose calls
meticulously arranged
on work between work
12 Nov 2017
The day that was not
anywhere like it would not
exist lost but not
11 Nov 2017
Chasing all the shades
slowly cold changing past life
to unknown future
10 Nov 2017
Being around like
solve criminal mysteries
for coming season
09 Nov 2017
Despite standing same
one more step to the future
clearing the way through
08 Nov 2017
Spread more broad details
deep in the cup of coffee
spilled wide to new life
07 Nov 2017
Who wants to work all
the time that has seven days
extra in a week
06 Nov 2017
Resignation passed
that opens that portal with
no easy return
05 Nov 2017
Ticking the new time
the time in between the times
organizing time
04 Nov 2017
Mess in the garage
and the time to start clearing
first step to move out
02 Nov 2017
Negotiations are
done now and moved to action
starting new life now
01 Nov 2017
First like pumpkin head
with full of bottles wine sales
and new fridge set up

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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