30 Dec 2017
And so hanging out
again in the still limbo
between my own worlds
29 Dec 2017
The Dumb will be dumb
and you can not change a thing
when you deal with dumb
28 Dec 2017
Again rush to stars
with poxi puzzled twisting
of life turned around
27 Dec 2017
And everybody
leaving at ones like big burst
life after christmas
25 Dec 2017
Big celebration
big with friendly atmosphere
big in a sun's heat
24 Dec 2017
The two turmed faces
of one that holy wild day
with grinch talking through
23 Dec 2017
Turn in river tides
just smoothen the surface light
in time to christmas
22 Dec 2017
opening the empty door
in the madness place
19 Dec 2017
Insane burst problem
for owners coffee demand
while chaos spreads more
18 Dec 2017
The bad decision
taking rough consequences
and stirring all life
12 Dec 2017
Like those small thicks that
will annoy you deep to the
core of common sense
11 Dec 2017
Home like office work
but connection not complete
just drive to nowhere
10 Dec 2017
And new lonely night
the river quiet murmur
settle horizon
05 Dec 2017
With the biggest moon
pushing forward on all fronts
but still missing ends
04 Dec 2017
Getting shape of sense
to the new house and living
from chaos to mess
03 Dec 2017
After Twenty One
years in my chosen own place
another first day
02 Dec 2017
Gone to Valhalla
Dreaming to Eternity
But He stays in hearts
01 Dec 2017
Last night Last snack Last play
before your departure to
Your Dream Valhalla

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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