30 Apr 2015
Fire to burn all colds
water to wash away dirt
power that runs out
29 Apr 2015
New tavern white walls
like communication traits
spread along the time
28 Apr 2015
Self load the wood load
while fire starts the things firing
and moving all move
27 Apr 2015
Hypocrisy hopes
burned with poorly started fire
memory ashes
26 Apr 2015
Rosemary touch soft
the day of slow forward flow
non punctuation
25 Apr 2015
History is lost
like the phone in dementia
stuck in mud of past
24 Apr 2015
Putting together
while he watch the Element's
but missing that fifth
23 Apr 2015
Chasing messages
like escaping thoughts in clouds
while strings dangling wide
22 Apr 2015
Cutting square further
into the clay bank of ground
while wasting air time
21 Apr 2015
Catch to fix loose ends
while other things are lost in
disconnection tone
20 Apr 2015
Intrigued now I am
how things flow in my own space
but winter confirmed
19 Apr 2015
Do I want to write
anything at all in this
closed up world word war
18 Apr 2015
Again pull and push
and full of blunt excuses
in a twist of time
17 Apr 2015
Enchanted forrest
expands father son bond in
peaceful happiness
16 Apr 2015
Teasing through the air
balancing on the tightrope
of missed relations
15 Apr 2015
Double movie pass
in consecutive order
take me there dreaming
14 Apr 2015
Settle the winter
on the back of the flea flight
to clear the future
13 Apr 2015
First snow this season
grab me with it's cold blow touch
but life is rolling
12 Apr 2015
Winter is coming
with all darkness rain and cold
and life is changing
11 Apr 2015
His light extinguished
his words stir play politics
he like family
10 Apr 2015
The end come to end
and twisted like life spiral
Moon and Sun vanished
09 Apr 2015
Solitude calmness
nothing is like everything
but quiet when sleep
08 Apr 2015
Lost at sea of thoughts
in a day that greyness air
but still with flame soul
07 Apr 2015
Waiting for Godot
is highly skilled profession
of life in suspense
06 Apr 2015
Distance place and time
what does it matter in act
of space suspension
05 Apr 2015
The Moon brings death to
family and tradition
giving solitude
04 Apr 2015
Waiting for the Moon
the changes creep upon light
to bleed with new life
03 Apr 2015
No surprises here
no expectations either
no things can stay still
02 Apr 2015
Prophecies fulfill
upcoming in mystery
shown through the details
01 Apr 2015
Mix and strong new blast
picked me up and shifted right
into asked tide wave

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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