30 Apr 2012
From wine to coffee
squeezing proper extraction
of frugal season
29 Apr 2012
Helping set profile
bizarre twist of relation
where life flows beyond
28 Apr 2012
The moon seats way low
like a cradle above hills
his light piercing me
27 Apr 2012
Bound with pope's seal
her miscarried idea
blood soaked the ground
26 Apr 2012
Through the endless rows
we fill full the thought buckets
racing before rain
25 Apr 2012
Few morning phone calls
thrown deep into work puzzle
matched the outlook
24 Apr 2012
That flavour that taste
that I carry all day long
to body deepness
23 Apr 2012
Who shakes all the life?...
Open mind awakening...
It's You!... You Now Fight!...
22 Apr 2012
I stand firm astride
on the verges of this world
and look down at void
21 Apr 2012
The harvest fest feast
like celebration of life
every day is good
20 Apr 2012
Tomorrow when day
arrive before dawn at dusk
will be yesterday
19 Apr 2012
I am guilty of crime
living among the people
and interacting
18 Apr 2012
Shared flow of words
through the thick vine canopy
of the world powers
17 Apr 2012
You the animal
striking nearest extinction
of our own species
16 Apr 2012
Eyes closed in full sun
waiting in patient stillness
till cold wind wakes me
15 Apr 2012
Sink in deeper space
hundredth time on Titanic
where music still plays
14 Apr 2012
Deceiving the eyes
means see people as zombies
when we chase fresh blood
13 Apr 2012
One day you breath in
the other day you breath out
life's tightrope balance
12 Apr 2012
Sold as a chattel
and hanged on power grid
day of shift but stay
11 Apr 2012
Break the seventh seal
to get the knowledge not faith
I play chess with Death
10 Apr 2012
The natural pool
overlooks unfinished roof
without wasted breath
09 Apr 2012
Today we stand strong
as for the one path in vain
there is other new
08 Apr 2012
Withdrawn energy
this day when... I am waiting
07 Apr 2012
In outer space
of uttered unsaid words
silence make us strong
06 Apr 2012
The hunters' full moon
brightly highlight pensive sky
exposing last worlds
05 Apr 2012
The hiss of bright sword
pulled out from the scabbard
of the sun crossroads
04 Apr 2012
Grapes sweet taste
of new vintage chardonnay
picked in full sun
03 Apr 2012
From lack of choices
to deep open selection
work life puzzlements
02 Apr 2012
Trough fresh grass and dust
conquer on my crusade to
kingdom of heaven
01 Apr 2012
Sunk deep in the clouds
colours pallet ecstasy
of autumn sunset

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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