28 Feb 2018
He turned another
year like a light card from the
calendar of life
27 Feb 2018
And all sorting out
slowly back to normal pace
in a star travel
26 Feb 2018
So new week started
and all the transition to
the life it has been
25 Feb 2018
Sunday back to day
slow stretch and pace along life
ornamented chill
24 Feb 2018
Unexpected call
to pour more of the tastings
while sickness deepens
23 Feb 2018
Slowing down to joy
slowly wasting time as fun
supported by friends
22 Feb 2018
Slow like being sick
dragging the day forward back
with fire and no sleep
21 Feb 2018
To the neck in mud
clearing the waste of the flood
dumbass work freedom
20 Feb 2018
Biggest flood ever
with kids evacuating
through the cyclone eye
19 Feb 2018
Waiting for the storm
observing coming data
with wet scent in air
18 Feb 2018
Dog teeth going deep
show irresponsibleness
of the head behind
17 Feb 2018
Just the steady flow
that like it should be always
with wine pouring in
15 Feb 2018
Her mess spilled out
like water from broken hose
all falling like plague
14 Feb 2018
Ironclad like sweet
small trail of light indulgence
lifting the way trough
13 Feb 2018
The lost old cyclists
like water after the storm
spread slowly around
12 Feb 2018
Between extremes
shift from quiet to busy
like cold and hot treat
11 Feb 2018
Prolonged and dragged
again the rain settle down
battling against moods
10 Feb 2018
Why I am here in
the overwhelming pressure
of your own caged mind
09 Feb 2018
Slow skim the low flights
just everyday tiredness
not lifting my wings
08 Feb 2018
Not that what you think
you are not as wonderful
but still the greatest
07 Feb 2018
Teared apart asphalt
and beach turned upside down but
still the same my shell
06 Feb 2018
In touch like it is
between cold and hot schedule
father son connect
05 Feb 2018
Clicking point to point
between busy and slow drag
like bit of hot cold
04 Feb 2018
Big city weekend
Strangling ourselves in joy
With no limits

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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