30 Apr 2014
Town with aspects add
interactions not actioned
filling anyway
29 Apr 2014
Dealing with myself
own things that clone and burst spread
were at the new times
28 Apr 2014
Black cat runs to sky
non stop pounding emotion
death like life go through
27 Apr 2014
Those phone calls well like
horses down on my driveway
graze past in future
26 Apr 2014
The collar that slips
and dark forces waiting turn
tomato sauce made
25 Apr 2014
Those longer mornings
stretched with pleasure through the day
time falls ellipses
24 Apr 2014
Brick by brick build up
different universes
caught up in mouse trap
23 Apr 2014
The whole push fast pace
catching up the breath behind
streaming through the week
22 Apr 2014
Mouse traps explosions
and clog up dripping grinders
on a wrong set ups
21 Apr 2014
Next busy twist push
but with this return sunshine
setting out snap traps
20 Apr 2014
Fair fair fairy share
with spill all over the day
extracting good rain
19 Apr 2014
Too many energies
twisting round the wild spiral
but family calm
18 Apr 2014
While the rain torments
the space we play wild and loud
the day unfolds shines
17 Apr 2014
Heavy droplets weight
tired life in a puddles
with elephant dreams
16 Apr 2014
Finishing touches
fraying filling and fixing
aligning the past
15 Apr 2014
Meetings spontaneous
with friendship still up and flow
and pre dinner spark
14 Apr 2014
Tambora changed world
My colour is black black black
Divergent I am
13 Apr 2014
Winter cut into
with its dampness and darkness
part hibernation
12 Apr 2014
The screams to wake you
may the cobwebs clearing rite
clear the space of sleep
11 Apr 2014
In the brakes matters
and the whole wide suspension
fix way is balance
10 Apr 2014
Grinding the day as
it comes in all of colours
on diverse rainbow
09 Apr 2014
Brutal massacre
in other world while we spark
our coffee talk
08 Apr 2014
With the slow rain fall
that like autumn adjustment
sinking deep in me
07 Apr 2014
Rapid drive away
with the past without future
how the bonds will hold
06 Apr 2014
Big blow of air ball
touched me from around all space
slowly taking breath
05 Apr 2014
Season last ocean
touch deep in unison flow
with energy fix
04 Apr 2014
Sickness throw heavy
but not diminished the joy
of those special days
03 Apr 2014
Shot the arrow deep
in to the day of new actions
paddle fast right ways
02 Apr 2014
Camp wild experience
dislocated jaw bruise face
hard fall sky to ground
01 Apr 2014
Thirty years has passed
since I sparked revolution
and it lives in us

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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