31 Mar 2017
Burning spice like hell
with tension from other ends
but soft flow around
30 Mar 2017
The warmth of own home
transferred through small details
of simple things bless
29 Mar 2017
Crushing pinot noir
that's when the party staring
with surprise meetings
28 Mar 2017
Smoothness and warmness
returns to unsettled grounds
with last summer touch
27 Mar 2017
in prolonged season words
of souring movement
26 Mar 2017
Quiet and solid
direction for the status
while autumn scenting
25 Mar 2017
Life in afar space
like waiting for strange exams
not mine but heart close
24 Mar 2017
While her exam starts
the wide talk with wine and food
highlight the good tunes
22 Mar 2017
And before I fall
again and again I will
play hard good life still
21 Mar 2017
Slow and rush mixture
but without compromising
duel of self be
20 Mar 2017
Wine without the end
the night that brings the strangers
but keeps those well known
19 Mar 2017
Slow but prolonged shot
in dirty oven reburst
while pouch has been found
18 Mar 2017
Wild empty places
at the far end of sky road
through the sea and clouds
16 Mar 2017
Internal hell broke
spinning around in wild dance
burning flesh and mind
15 Mar 2017
Double skull feature
with long taste thin crust between
celebrating life
14 Mar 2017
Twisted deeper hard
around the ear that bursting
with all paradoxes
13 Mar 2017
The ear of lost pain
while the rain bursting the skins
of the weird season
12 Mar 2017
Swinging wide around
back between realities
two worlds in one touch
11 Mar 2017
Two days hop the hills
on the big flat vine jungle
to taste wine and food
09 Mar 2017
The pleasures of joy
between morning and morning
in small big touches
07 Mar 2017
Grey rain that slowly
in a change of lost seasons
settling the road dust
06 Mar 2017
Mind indigestion
up and down rollercoaster
through the good slow day
04 Mar 2017
Sick mental wild burst
full of demands and false blames
out of psycho wreck
02 Mar 2017
The week with the loop
where all things are similar
but so different
01 Mar 2017
Next schedule change
live is alive as always
but love strengthen more

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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