29 Feb 2016
Leap year burst today
with blasting pump of fuel
to structure upheld
28 Feb 2016
Thrown in a big race
rudity and tiredness
between the parties
27 Feb 2016
The wine sudden rush
despite the fridge rottening
while odd saturday
26 Feb 2016
Neglected service
that can't start and run as should
battery of sense
24 Feb 2016
The big talk meeting
and strange power runs out cut
while car remains blocked
23 Feb 2016
To break the pattern
pay and open new ways streams
with the good old soul
22 Feb 2016
Polarity check
shades in a shallow water
those unknown pillars
21 Feb 2016
Madness in the air
taking everyone their way
how to survive that
19 Feb 2016
Bit of a small grit
pushed through wild life followed by
old reconnection
18 Feb 2016
River of debris
backgrounds the celebration
of his ten years life
17 Feb 2016
Dropped deep with the rain
while wild wind fell the tall trees
into quietus
16 Feb 2016
Pieces together
all coming to one picture
in days in front of
15 Feb 2016
Start ambulance call
to divert busy weird blows
with new plan rising
13 Feb 2016
Moonlight sonata
ends all directional day
with sun mysteries
12 Feb 2016
Finally in touch
with surprised reconnection
world whirling amazed
10 Feb 2016
Growing and spreading
with new possibilities
open with return
09 Feb 2016
When there are no words
as they not necessary
to just be in life
08 Feb 2016
Nothing stays the same
so the Monkey Year began
everything changing
07 Feb 2016
Missing the big waves
but still catching the summer
despite sleep tight cage
05 Feb 2016
It like used to be
with late wild run through the day
to set the night tight
03 Feb 2016
Golden sand with tide
of clear and cool water touch
in the settled sun
02 Feb 2016
The river invite
unexpected idea
with its strange currents

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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