28 Feb 2015
Smell spread wide with joy
innocently on turning
dozen summer ends
27 Feb 2015
Easy spend on food
and then offer from the past
everything ticking
26 Feb 2015
Cut the roses down
to enhance the light flow in
where all taking shape
25 Feb 2015
Unburied lettuce
to twisted relations spin
starting new plot games
24 Feb 2015
Silent pleasure scream
from dirt and mess ascending
to black and white past
22 Feb 2015
Long slow morning stretch
light dribble into the day
with first drops of rain
21 Feb 2015
Rised from the lost past
buckwheat and quinoa grains
grown to new future
20 Feb 2015
Water coffee wine
pouring one to another
in constant change flow
19 Feb 2015
Rub rise the spirit
with methylated spirit
fire sun in spirits
18 Feb 2015
When the face meets void
sudden impact overflow
joy his number nine
17 Feb 2015
Peeling coating film
from stagnant stainless still life
slow good life on earth
16 Feb 2015
Spray all the bad weeds
to grow up the sheer contact
with the universe
15 Feb 2015
Things slowly get shape
in order to set up lines
with gourmet flavours
14 Feb 2015
Clear new path ahead
with all the turmoil blend
in life around life
13 Feb 2015
The good and the bad
all interwoven deeply
in life oddity
12 Feb 2015
Exposed to the sun
on wide open fields of life
slow burning my soul
11 Feb 2015
Again it all leaks
like time between emptiness
suspended in losts
10 Feb 2015
Moving between shifts
like two different houses
step friendship forward
09 Feb 2015
And where it will go
twisting around back dirt roads
too much experience
08 Feb 2015
The sun way return
like the day that leak through time
vanishing varnish
07 Feb 2015
To kill for that one
moment of all the times past
with touch of fresh blood
06 Feb 2015
Magnetic poems
on the cold fridge entrance way
to meet old keen friend
05 Feb 2015
Slow sorting strange stuff
long like the last life snow train
riding through burdens
04 Feb 2015
The last touch of place
like field flowers on lost grave
memories won't die
02 Feb 2015
Line of memory
crossed between close crush waves
snow touch on summer
01 Feb 2015
The rain that came slow
quieten the year festival
leaving glass empty

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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