30 Mar 2014
Burst pipe erupted
exploded flooding the street
while our talks bloom
29 Mar 2014
Is like being lost
in own overpowering
choice and strength of force
28 Mar 2014
Expanding wild world
with blood cleansing rituals
time of cosmic burst
27 Mar 2014
We are like flowers
blooming on the soiled grounds
flowing our lives
26 Mar 2014
So change is right here
with deep shift of energies
the life thrown alight
24 Mar 2014
Stars like monuments
at the life spreading landscape
with all lids open
23 Mar 2014
Who of us and them
get deeper into my life
slow flying ahead
22 Mar 2014
The last of summer
dive in to the ocean soul
with new wings upon
21 Mar 2014
Equinox make shift
with gentle walks the future
new energy draw
20 Mar 2014
Revolving the day
in a warm change turn around
rounding the next stage
19 Mar 2014
Changes rolling slow
with all the situations
own landscape changes
17 Mar 2014
Good same dragon wings
so... is it a different side
of continuum
16 Mar 2014
Blown heart and pushed screen
around goes out of order
in line of crows moon
15 Mar 2014
Back to strange tales lands
where swords comes with own wit minds
deep in solitudes
14 Mar 2014
We travel jungle
and on the steep hills and holes
up spirit venture
13 Mar 2014
Gravity madness
softly effecting surround
through the fridge burned fan
12 Mar 2014
Resetting the mails
like apples pulled from the tree
when cold clamps on me
11 Mar 2014
Blocked air open ways
going high on the strength tops
being the right space
10 Mar 2014
So ticking along
in happening future state
while standing breathing
09 Mar 2014
And what is rising
from all the life around me
the new soul power
08 Mar 2014
New Situations
creating new old world while
I dwell in patience
07 Mar 2014
All the messages
like the fresh blood in my veins
stream energy scent
06 Mar 2014
Taking the show flow
when all moving up smooth high
the pure of clear sound
05 Mar 2014
There is the water
in the ocean deep submerged
in my ascendent
04 Mar 2014
Speaker run extra
in pursuit of clearer sound
in line cut power
03 Mar 2014
In a hold up of
inner winter while sleep stells
control of my self
02 Mar 2014
Dragging on beyond
the edge of work time schedule
wine way above sense
01 Mar 2014
Autumn touched my lips
when I spoke words of kindness
hanged in solitude

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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