29 Dec 2016
The connection that
rise and shine like aurora
sparks on all levels
28 Dec 2016
The ocean soft touch
in a whirlpool of life storms
while the sky opens
27 Dec 2016
When all the dots match
and all the lines crossed ahead
the life start beat right
25 Dec 2016
Crazy day and night
together with lunatics
of festive season
23 Dec 2016
Rushed in a madness
but with all resolved before
and festive time starts
22 Dec 2016
While the rain goes wet
the years flew by in fifteens
the life opens up
21 Dec 2016
And cherry on top
all topping up just as comes
to the crazy time
20 Dec 2016
Conecting people
just before celebration
of festive season
19 Dec 2016
The season picks up
spreading along the areas
while things get in shape
18 Dec 2016
Twisted in all fronts
with duality of life
between rouge and witch
16 Dec 2016
Pining out the things
out of complete order line
with waste frame of time
15 Dec 2016
Rouge long night that keep
beyond any dimensions
bureaucracy rot
13 Dec 2016
Tasting this strange wine
from the country that I was
born in different time
12 Dec 2016
The time has looped back
twisted around different
dimensions ahead
10 Dec 2016
Finally things get
into own place beyond time
while xmas tree shapes
09 Dec 2016
And another flop
with plane not reaching the sky
and cleaning behind
08 Dec 2016
When the plane hits time
the drama evaluate
of lost good weekend
07 Dec 2016
Maybe the last touch
while things moving forward now
in a wind up spin
05 Dec 2016
Settling disturbance
while change in all politics
but good wine still is
04 Dec 2016
Conquer or not really
the old and the new wide world
but question is why
03 Dec 2016
The slow pace of life
in the day like it should be
together with sons
02 Dec 2016
Return to old times
when lazy family days
fulfilling weekend
01 Dec 2016
Where all the roads leads
ahead in one direction
twenty years still on

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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