28 Feb 2017
My first born bright star
turning new age in himself
with silent longing
27 Feb 2017
Back into routine
with usual long hours
and big tiredness
26 Feb 2017
Taken in best space
week in a different world
the time of wild joy
19 Feb 2017
After three parties
packing for summer remains
before southern trip
17 Feb 2017
In own element
with dig deep old vintages
where things get well set
16 Feb 2017
Getting ready like
jumping over the great wall
for the trip beyond
14 Feb 2017
And he came visit
to the busy crowds at warf
wagging his furry tail
13 Feb 2017
Why just write something
instead of going to sleep
while the world wording
12 Feb 2017
Rudeness just like that
is only rudeness nothing
else ever matters
11 Feb 2017
Golden sand and rocks
with the ocean sing of love
deep through the bay flew
09 Feb 2017
Warm taste of the north
with big red hint of deep hue
but small tension laid
08 Feb 2017
Why write anything
while the day brings lost chaos
about time that gone
07 Feb 2017
Oxygen hard in
the surrounding air without
further light breathing
06 Feb 2017
The freshness of waves
and ring of the stones rolling
down with water breeze
04 Feb 2017
If now you say cheese
flavour in my mouth that melts
together with wine
03 Feb 2017
The wolves of the north
rejoicing in new life of
silver bracelet sound
02 Feb 2017
While the war is there
we just quietly sit tight
warming our cold
01 Feb 2017
Gold sands and swift streams
of long indecisiveness
brings attach further

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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