30 Mar 2012
Last days stagnation
slowly without shout turning
into easy flow
29 Mar 2012
Small child made boats
like outgoing viking ships
float out of time
28 Mar 2012
If that quiet blow
of the slowly moving world
can shift life forward
27 Mar 2012
Will be like a dream
under the tree of the world
to see rising wolf
26 Mar 2012
The extraction is
dribbling through veins all day
making coffee blitz
25 Mar 2012
Big warm butterfly
sit deep down on my shoulder
My head gets dizzy
24 Mar 2012
Slow bliss of wet air
with my sons jolly laugh
gliding through my mind
23 Mar 2012
Nothing much at all
but day of positive things
dribbling with smiles
22 Mar 2012
Breathings of home
suspended between warm rains
pleasant fresh new air
21 Mar 2012
In this strongest day
day of vernal equinox
all was exposed
20 Mar 2012
The day of meetings
embracing human contacts
deep to the tissue
19 Mar 2012
New day of turning
the point when life is changing
welcome new chapter
18 Mar 2012
Up the winding path
through the life thicket bushes
to hear ocean sound
17 Mar 2012
My long letter drawn
sent into unknown space
philosophy scents
16 Mar 2012
Insomnia must end
with today's change I greet
my somnambulism
15 Mar 2012
The prolonged day
like walking slowly through snow
marked with fresh blood
14 Mar 2012
The Moon is rising
I put myself in full light
Wyrd bið ful aræd
13 Mar 2012
The herd of wolves
gathering back together
it is so intense
12 Mar 2012
Time as a nail
hold us in three dimensions
I am breaking free
11 Mar 2012
Intensity of life
my bloodstream slows to dribble
freeze in the air
10 Mar 2012
Smell of basil leafs
suspended on the thin air
of uncertainty
09 Mar 2012
My eyes are shutting
Hypnos wants to take me down
to his vast darkness
08 Mar 2012
Flash in your deep eyes
like the dive flight of the hawk
catched on the wings
07 Mar 2012
My recurrent dream
of nonexistent daughter
She is now smiling
06 Mar 2012
Cut through my body
with strong flash of lightsaber
my mind conquer death
05 Mar 2012
Thoughts of the day
deeply seeded in my soul
blooming by smile
04 Mar 2012
We are now looking
at the same shiny moon
touching our deep souls

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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