30 Apr 2018
Some of them slowly
disappearing one by one
in a changing world
29 Apr 2018
Sheep milk cheesecake bliss
denser and deeper in space
but rained with mushrooms
28 Apr 2018
And what shall I do
to smooth up all the tension
that grows wide this year
27 Apr 2018
Enjoying the sales
and all about the day with
when wines are poured more
26 Apr 2018
Ready to play for
your life and others that counts
when starts and finish
24 Apr 2018
Rush and quiet time
good and bad moments of day
always in spiral
23 Apr 2018
Push and touch on wire
balancing between the worlds
by sitting soft safe
20 Apr 2018
Mixing hot with cold
back in small steps forward back
like nothing happened
18 Apr 2018
Mushroom time flavour
in many different ways
satisfying move
17 Apr 2018
Try to undermine
the patronal position
but failing in all
16 Apr 2018
Slow steps between rains
when season turned to forced sleep
but life still itch strong
15 Apr 2018
More and more tastings
crowds and individual
that fall of season
13 Apr 2018
Unused play chances
went down the drain in one turn
but all fake promise
12 Apr 2018
Up and down the slow
connection of older times
same as it was here
11 Apr 2018
First day off from work
at the end of season flow
riding breaks and friends
10 Apr 2018
The grey winter sky
is set the first real cold
changing the season
09 Apr 2018
Dust deep in the eyes
while pulling the tearing nets
off drunk jelly girls
08 Apr 2018
Up the falcon hill
the last bunches of pinot
with last warm breeze touch
07 Apr 2018
Two party poodles
in the big strange house on flats
with creepy dead clown
06 Apr 2018
And I don't know this
relief or not relieved sort
change without the change
05 Apr 2018
When the sun leaves marks
and the tiredness takes toll
sweet and sour mix
04 Apr 2018
Dry dirt and more chips
on the face of gentle sun
while grapes are hard pressed
03 Apr 2018
Spread wide like a net
while you try to pack it tight
to the winter sack
02 Apr 2018
The water and wood
and where all the days have gone
running rushing like
01 Apr 2018
Split like day and night
right there between the seasons
with life hanging where...

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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