31 Mar 2015
Underspoken thoughts
cleared to go deep in process
between fear and love
30 Mar 2015
The words like vikings
conquer new dimension lands
and break the patterns
29 Mar 2015
The big buzz around
and then sudden quietness
patient autumn sun
28 Mar 2015
The warm and the cold
turnover seasons moment
new situations
27 Mar 2015
The music will play
the instrument is chosen
in the low bass sounds
26 Mar 2015
Pull the net strongly
in the drops of water see
fruit rising to wine
25 Mar 2015
Connected as well
on the space grounding level
we finding us in
24 Mar 2015
The unknown future
in many aspects of life
slides me some glimpses
23 Mar 2015
White square and plain bold
straight enframed part of the soul
won't need forgiveness
22 Mar 2015
In the new districts
on the rain streams I get sense
21 Mar 2015
In this equinox
divert from reality
through new eclipse door
20 Mar 2015
Harvest in full swing
first grapes now finding their way
into new vintage
19 Mar 2015
Books breathing unboxed
shelved in erratic order
sing to the new world
18 Mar 2015
Lucid dreams come while
day turns cold but perspectives
clear the past brings new
17 Mar 2015
Dreams without sleeping
on the prolonged wild run
of my pleasuredome
15 Mar 2015
Who jumps deep water
in abbys of posponed
self interactions
14 Mar 2015
Unexpected stop
including full dinner cooked
where I have to be
13 Mar 2015
Smell spread around day
morning room disturbed with break
washed with waves to air
12 Mar 2015
Slowly more shape done
with day come forward a day
but long pause over
11 Mar 2015
It is deja vu
situation repeated
but without my fault
10 Mar 2015
Taking what life brings
in a slow time reflection
things just happen fast
09 Mar 2015
Her self reaction
blown way out of proportion
follow me bring wine
08 Mar 2015
The new flow of stars
finding the ways between them
and beyond myself
07 Mar 2015
How is this to be
when you so close and so far
in that crippled dance
06 Mar 2015
Special private show
on the screen fantasy land
while the sky flood earth
05 Mar 2015
The movies get back
on to their shelves while one of
disturbs amnesia
04 Mar 2015
In extended twist
shots to protect and to kill
between old and new
03 Mar 2015
Lost in wasted time
while all connections tight pull
loop around old spheres
02 Mar 2015
The song of the wolf
locking the heavy eyelids
of world in old dream
01 Mar 2015
Blood in veins brings life
when new era that began
just now brings new flight

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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