29 Apr 2017
First flight to the moon
or kidnapping time once lost
in firmer statics
28 Apr 2017
Guard odd galaxy
or have a dinner with friends
while the story writes
27 Apr 2017
Cheese and mushroom feast
with all the autumn colours
close to Valhalla
26 Apr 2017
Machine starts rolling
through the bureaucratic schemes
in quest for full stay
25 Apr 2017
Another burst
of busy hectic throw day
the last of holies
24 Apr 2017
Rocking back and fro
slowly towards winter time
in straight way through fog
22 Apr 2017
The history now
opening its own secrets
what evil dreamed in
21 Apr 2017
Planning holiday
just like the flight to take off
in grounds between moods
20 Apr 2017
Why the email now
and why the bureaucracy
while life can stream on
19 Apr 2017
Legal new aproach
and big strong twisting side pain
but tasty mushrooms
18 Apr 2017
Who can hold straight face
the day after the big one
but being big too
17 Apr 2017
Big friends gathering
mushroom forest wild wet chase
and crazy mad rush
14 Apr 2017
First for a long time
while goodbyes are all deep said
clearing has started
12 Apr 2017
The stranglers quick grab
like the cyclone twist with rain
in preparations
11 Apr 2017
The one black passport
in the verge of new cyclone
while things happening
09 Apr 2017
With sun like summer
have you heard of chardonnay
celebrating fun
08 Apr 2017
The wild calls past ways
from all the wolves around times
settling in present
07 Apr 2017
The blood sample drawn
builded from the black wing bricks
unspoken tension
06 Apr 2017
Coming to confirm
parts of the renewed past
becoming future
04 Apr 2017
Fire and cold wind
with wild rain forecast on bay
while we talk of grapes
03 Apr 2017
Waiting for the storm
that messing all twisted minds
in a small circle
01 Apr 2017
Seven tons of grapes
picked and processed for the wine
while the life flows great

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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