31 Dec 2012
The year came to end
Touching soul of beginnings
Tomorrow will rise
30 Dec 2012
My ear in out world
deaf and beating inner rhythm
tormenting whole side
29 Dec 2012
Purest hearts ripped out
in search for immortal soul
breath in the future
28 Dec 2012
Thunderstorm rolls by
soaking ground of tiredness
while bug has dump her
26 Dec 2012
Midsummer day dream
between two live engagements
rest with eyes closed wide
25 Dec 2012
The warmth of air
spread through our wide open souls
while we share days joy
24 Dec 2012
The last and first one
new time brings family eve
without gathering
23 Dec 2012
Life that flows deeply
with friendship and connection
close and open book
22 Dec 2012
Eleven years passed
with extinguished star candle
that shines ever bright
21 Dec 2012
End and start the world
other side of the mirror
new positive time
20 Dec 2012
Outside of yourself
but stay yourself and let flow
new era opens
19 Dec 2012
Name the three same M's
with just flow talk nature
half Moon is seeing
18 Dec 2012
Water open grounds
and I've opened new strings
connecting to world
17 Dec 2012
Time is steal... or still...
in our travels at the end
meet in Valhalla
16 Dec 2012
Sun stroke me deeply
touching my head and presence
while ocean block ears
15 Dec 2012
While golden sand stirred
with scent of cut christmas tree
we burn by the sun
14 Dec 2012
Memorize the day
by the light of dawn and dusk
and what your soul see
13 Dec 2012
Memories of tanks
deeply buried in fresh snow
time melting by sun
12 Dec 2012
Wisdom tooth conscious
of gods immortality
journey without one
11 Dec 2012
Soak in the fist drop
of everlasting ocean
inhaling life smiles
10 Dec 2012
Sleep into the fray
while soft snow flakes touch your face
deep summer evening
09 Dec 2012
Thou a daydreaming
like virtually sleeping
while being awake
08 Dec 2012
Red lights light the bush
after disarray long day
calmness settle in
07 Dec 2012
Loosing bit of ends
twisted in the overfilling
all days progress loops
04 Dec 2012
Quiet empty streets
inside full of memories
life full reflections
03 Dec 2012
Sixteen years has passed
and energy alignment
makes Home happy place
02 Dec 2012
Fall into colour
transparent magical twist
story never told
01 Dec 2012
So it comes... the month
start quiet slow flow with spikes
the future today

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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