30 Apr 2013
It is in silence
of unspoken poetry
where the dreams scream loud
29 Apr 2013
World in oblivion
between the past and future
and what is real
28 Apr 2013
Like one of those days
when memories will not be
as nothing to note
27 Apr 2013
External extent
when no words are far exchanged
then come eye to eye
26 Apr 2013
He himself might his
quietus make of day bliss
drift to daydreaming
25 Apr 2013
Why not spend a day
doing nothing and then watch
flies drown in my wine
24 Apr 2013
All day contact spread
with chaotic energy
pin and cut tiredness
23 Apr 2013
Being local is
like brewing face over time
in recognition
22 Apr 2013
Quietness soak deep
in rising new clouded days
but auroras shine
21 Apr 2013
Like the fast water
conversation overflow
seasons are changing
20 Apr 2013
Celebrate harvest
first part of finished year grow
enclosed in bottles
19 Apr 2013
When night and whole day
shorten itself only to
evening rituals
18 Apr 2013
Down to the East side
of monuments escapement
enjoying life bliss
17 Apr 2013
Time when there is more
lacking capital letter
answers than questions
16 Apr 2013
Watching water strings
in day darkness with colours
everchanging light
15 Apr 2013
The day of long stretch
contemplating over life
future current past
14 Apr 2013
Sunday evening thought
lost butterfly on a wheel
cooked myself dinner
13 Apr 2013
From open pages
the arrows fly again to
hit my roof like rain
12 Apr 2013
Chasing own shadows
despite time non existence
drags me to fringes
11 Apr 2013
When you can't close eyes
as they already wide closed
through the intense life
10 Apr 2013
That face that is mine
on the photo through grape leaves
joy picked from the bunch
09 Apr 2013
Nothingness softly
in the day that all is like
waiting for godot
08 Apr 2013
Cracks in space body
drawn down in always changing
07 Apr 2013
Creating new food
that always flows in flavours
is like living life
06 Apr 2013
Snow on the mountains
drag me through clearing process
with good sun in soul
05 Apr 2013
Back between the rows
in great Pinot Noir block
mesmerising day
04 Apr 2013
With the season change
let the Morpheus kiss me
and subdued the day
03 Apr 2013
Withdrawn energies
open on all wide life fronts
tonight asking rest
02 Apr 2013
Touching connections
like little thought savages
spark around with shine
01 Apr 2013
New conversations
with old friends opening wide
changes in the world

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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