30 Dec 2014
Turning to settle
summarising the whole year
life like a whirlpool
29 Dec 2014
Ripping the long board
that connected elements
between kitchen floor
28 Dec 2014
What can I say more
day of extending over growth
but so many things
27 Dec 2014
Tiredness lay stamp
and conquer wide with sleep
26 Dec 2014
Wedding on the beach
with gentle waves and long walks
signing chosen fate
25 Dec 2014
And the day as is
beautiful celebration
of family shine
24 Dec 2014
Star born in chaos
spin crazy time drawn up down
to celebration
23 Dec 2014
The dragon fire breath
freeze the air of warm summers
and the pallets load
22 Dec 2014
All around the clock
time that passed and still ahead
thirteen years he Dreams
21 Dec 2014
Gutted Guts slip down
on the last legs of the shift
move around the way
20 Dec 2014
Wine fueled drive
with dog twist breaking dogs neck
drowning in rubbish
19 Dec 2014
Friends like good fairies
pop out to give their good hearts
shift is on the move
18 Dec 2014
The last crush on site
with beloved views far aspect
changing the outlook
17 Dec 2014
Before and after
with reflamed deep connections
shift and move approach
15 Dec 2014
Freedom is insane
giving gods our own blood
life fall in right place
14 Dec 2014
Dog kennel wild run
to fit into too small place
all memories past
13 Dec 2014
Thirty three years passed
since shift of minds turned the tides
and now new shift starts
11 Dec 2014
Sacrifice the gods
in outcoming solution
of future present
10 Dec 2014
Into streams of rain
the dizziness quietness
and voice on phone line
09 Dec 2014
Dizz out of this world
with cameras inside me
not finding darkness
08 Dec 2014
Redirecting lines
of the fencing ideas
into deep hunger
07 Dec 2014
Starvation program
out of the stars taken back
to prepare inserts
06 Dec 2014
We the last frontier
the war already begun
so all be in peace
05 Dec 2014
Chasing the new fence
slowly to reality
settling place in life
04 Dec 2014
The flavours inclined
in a purest life liquid
extracted beauty
03 Dec 2014
Energy streaming
all stars returning to me
with sweet burst cascade
01 Dec 2014
What war do to us
when between revolution
we weighting war wrath

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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