31 Mar 2018
Rushing between jobs
in the middle of easter
lost and found spirits
30 Mar 2018
In slow morning sun
gentle turn over to night
when forcing food sale
29 Mar 2018
Double rush over
different environments
but the same topic
28 Mar 2018
Bouncing in between
from one spot to another
but in normal plan
27 Mar 2018
All is still changing
suspended in the nowhere
and going to self
26 Mar 2018
Slow down with some spikes
surrounded by the rush push
to get all season
25 Mar 2018
What is the Sunday
like a day one of week days
twisted with new times
23 Mar 2018
And more wine faces
in different known places
coming through stages
22 Mar 2018
Both boys came back
to the old place from the past
but changed to future
21 Mar 2018
With equinox light
the first pick of the harvest
in challenging year
20 Mar 2018
Scheduling the days
of running between the tasks
in a poor harvest
19 Mar 2018
Stream bunch of weirdos
requesting and demanding
all in the wrong ways
18 Mar 2018
Meeting the neighbours
finally when we came back
with queue for a cake
17 Mar 2018
Celebrating free
the life freedom of live close
day of normal life
16 Mar 2018
Tasting the new wines
there where the future lies wide
open in chapters
15 Mar 2018
Movies on the shelves
back again in different
14 Mar 2018
Setting up again
back where it should be like home
to the way it was
13 Mar 2018
After four days move
finally leaving the place
of four month madness
11 Mar 2018
In truck back and fro
moving again but back home
upside deja vu
10 Mar 2018
Split head in the move
of last days reminiscence
of the valley flop
09 Mar 2018
The night and the veil
covering what was and what
meant to be but quiet
08 Mar 2018
The hour of escape
just before returning home
time in the right place
07 Mar 2018
All the last times now
in again turn over pass
repeating life scheme
06 Mar 2018
Up and down the move
and when everybody laughs
with more opinions
05 Mar 2018
The touch of the past
with sense lost in the future
between present times
04 Mar 2018
Moving like paintings
the story slowly evolves
through the ripen vines
03 Mar 2018
Wedding on the grass
warms up steel and concrete barn
return to home place
01 Mar 2018
Like a wild sparrow
pain of last three months still bleeds
but move to die end

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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