30 Mar 2016
Like from other weeks
it is taken impression
but something different
29 Mar 2016
That one step forward
many steps in a puzzle
of twisted future
28 Mar 2016
That spirit of slow
rest without destination
clean breath of new times
27 Mar 2016
Eostre together
in a dual adventure
into normal world
26 Mar 2016
Long run with the swap
day when we watch play and watch
right into eostre
25 Mar 2016
Those conversations
that last all morning and night
like new future bricks
24 Mar 2016
The weird real dream
back into my memories
with new twist reborn
22 Mar 2016
Quick squeeze to the town
small expanding to well stretched
days normality
19 Mar 2016
Slow smoothing morning
like two drops in the ocean
with question not asked
18 Mar 2016
Flow slightly astray
in a world continuum
to distant futures
17 Mar 2016
After the false fire
and before with the soul fire
the world is on fire
16 Mar 2016
Rain that heavy falls
on lost burning uprising
hangs in the new air
15 Mar 2016
In the ocean depth
the stars ever falling down
with the season end
14 Mar 2016
Twists and turns but straight
on the quirky winding road
to good destiny
13 Mar 2016
This is happening
the world opens itself up
and pour with new hopes
12 Mar 2016
New chapter opens
with post conversation spread
wine to happiness
09 Mar 2016
And then emptiness
like at the new far bottom
of shared wine bottle
08 Mar 2016
Resurgence of life
like a river on a deep
but lost connections
07 Mar 2016
Autumn like summer
with extended sufffocate
like on the wok pan
06 Mar 2016
Thought and Memory
two ravens in the life twist
like tyre through bridge
04 Mar 2016
Steam runs out quite flat
and twists swirl around the head
to quiet down hard
03 Mar 2016
Way discoveries
that is about family
new reopenings
02 Mar 2016
Eaten away by
quickly disappearing time
that does not exist
01 Mar 2016
Hit deep existence
in the meaning and the way
at the end of pipe

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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