27 Feb 2014
On the Eastern Front
the planets stop in motion
and world opens wide
26 Feb 2014
The way ahead in
own self created wide world
with step to itself
25 Feb 2014
Self solitude scent
withdrawing past self judgment
like Kaspar Hauser
24 Feb 2014
From Sun to the Moon
with Moon not showing its face
good mood peaceful flight
23 Feb 2014
More cards opening
like looking at the mirror
the northern wind brings
22 Feb 2014
The day as it shall
with ocean spray and sky dust
and new star findings
21 Feb 2014
The first long weekend
making as a family
feast setting gearcian
20 Feb 2014
Ripping through combust
like vikings on a long boat
cut the open wave
19 Feb 2014
Too rapid aproach
to intersections fail him
in strange overtones
18 Feb 2014
His birthday pure joy
build around the toy castle
and free spirit flow
17 Feb 2014
Amplified round sound
dull in an inner outskirts
further outcome bleeds
16 Feb 2014
Half a year today
while she departed to dreams
her soul calm ocean
15 Feb 2014
Proper day when his
meditation with ocean
sets normality
14 Feb 2014
Fresh breath to my head
and quick zip to missed few things
with routines returns
13 Feb 2014
Mind in a wild swirl
body on a crash threshold
so need a stop break
12 Feb 2014
Raspberry jam run
and school reinformation
through nausea books choice
11 Feb 2014
Sleep spikes eye lead lids
and eitches every musscule
drop on the sea grass
10 Feb 2014
And then the silence
with imposter of lost peace
soak energy waves
09 Feb 2014
That off dimension
that get the deeper flow on
sunny afternoon
08 Feb 2014
They try to push more
do not cross my boundaries
as the world will burn
07 Feb 2014
Whisks of winter wraight
wrapped round whining warmth wreckage
of winding warp ways
06 Feb 2014
From turmoil came
good chance of new arrangement
will set up all well
05 Feb 2014
Turned differently
that originally set
stayed in a treadmill
04 Feb 2014
Run free through the world
no more heroes anymore
just flow of good days
03 Feb 2014
The turn back in roll
all days of work perspective
while the summer smiles
02 Feb 2014
Summer festival
where the wine celebration
burst the full life soul
01 Feb 2014
in aspects and dimensions
future knocks now loud

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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