31 Dec 2013
New Moon silent touch
mysteries over ocean
of life in open
30 Dec 2013
Onslaught roll over day
blood dribbles through coffee like
time desolation
29 Dec 2013
Pushing beans to cross
the limits but with soft end
falling tired easy
28 Dec 2013
Question asked over
the thin ether of free air
if and when is right
27 Dec 2013
Unblocked the channel
like open back to the world
while season kicks in
26 Dec 2013
The ear of stillness
suspended in a hold world
with quiet murmur
25 Dec 2013
Touch every moment
of life simple beauty joy
the celebration
24 Dec 2013
Marzipan odd stars
partly we reunited
oh how different
23 Dec 2013
of winter flavours on plate
served with summer touch
22 Dec 2013
Jar of green olives
large of large then mud castle
and twelve years touching
21 Dec 2013
The first drop to shell
like another step forward
to cast adulthood
20 Dec 2013
The blind ear of Tyr
float in an outer fluids
of year end disband
19 Dec 2013
White horizon lights
the raven silent witness
of lost space abyss
18 Dec 2013
Bright shiny white lights
that enhanced the dark fine night
witness water flow
17 Dec 2013
Pine needles with scent
of missed daily family
life joy encounters
16 Dec 2013
The lords of far north
with strong winds of noble past
I force future rise
15 Dec 2013
Dig the nose in mud
and turn the world upside down
while pressure is loose
14 Dec 2013
And with the splashing
the world full of new water
go on a big tilt
13 Dec 2013
And so do water
preoccupied the day ways
with fun and trouble
12 Dec 2013
Retracting the belt
extracted the assembly
erects the water
11 Dec 2013
Eleven steps to
twelve souls shade incarnations
thirteen times upon
10 Dec 2013
Sleep... nothing else... Sky
like a lemon tart... Open
under closed... eyelids
08 Dec 2013
Tricky tea towels
lot swallen and consumed
by poison water
07 Dec 2013
Steel net divider
pleasure from pleasure enhanced
summer convenience
06 Dec 2013
It form from hero
the wasp made out of plastic
put smile without stings
05 Dec 2013
Screws into the wall
in an erected out shelves
to hold the sky falls
04 Dec 2013
The gate is where all
change to enter to exit
tree of life grows through
03 Dec 2013
Good things are around
new ways new moon new comebacks
blood dribbles to life
02 Dec 2013
Impromptu life is
weeding deep into ground core
while sky not head falls
01 Dec 2013
Like sun and the rain
mixed together in outset
where nothing has start

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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