30 Dec 2015
The village has grown
but most of all the new things
new favourite wine bar
29 Dec 2015
Bursting at the seams
the tourist madness spreading
choking town stand still
28 Dec 2015
We made of water
and that star dust that brings life
like ocean to soul
27 Dec 2015
After the hedgehog
slowing movement of system
sleep deprivation
26 Dec 2015
After craziness
into the high volume push
summer is in swing
25 Dec 2015
Head twisting around
holiday celebrations
when star shining warm
24 Dec 2015
After madness rush
stop and sit down with the Star
and thought for Ocean
22 Dec 2015
Last push upwards sky
when everything just starting
and I remember
21 Dec 2015
When the sun hits hights
in its summer solstice
I deep in ocean
20 Dec 2015
Again water loss
last hello before new year
in overheat mood
19 Dec 2015
The situations
like an early summer wind
changes in people
18 Dec 2015
After the wild storms
energetic distortion
brings ocean calm breeze
17 Dec 2015
The Force is with me
double touch of new chapter
one prolonged day
15 Dec 2015
Now the day before
the big events to happen
fate is smiling to me
14 Dec 2015
Between the sushi
side row gum trees falling down
new chapter opens
13 Dec 2015
On a good mood wave
waiting despite of all odds
pick up special seat
12 Dec 2015
Like prolonged morning
in streams of thick summer rain
and gentle partying
11 Dec 2015
The earth and the moon
where to place my believes to
future involvements
10 Dec 2015
Her words like ocean
written and send in the dusk
immerse in my soul
09 Dec 2015
In Aural Sculpture
shade of many life options
music emerging
08 Dec 2015
Back and forward ride
in crazy idea of
catching his goosebumps
07 Dec 2015
Long day slowly drips
hang like in the continuum
before new bright dawn
06 Dec 2015
Starts with finaly
crossing the magic number
but loosing names list
05 Dec 2015
Shattered dream drives
to pieces like fridge drawer
with hope hung in fate
04 Dec 2015
Long letters in space
between the sun and the stars
while the moon whispers
03 Dec 2015
That is new summer
with all intensity brought
in all my levels
02 Dec 2015
Multiplying worlds
in all the words said unsaid

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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