31 May 2012
The numbers on tags
strange similar occurrence
fate showed again
30 May 2012
History turn loops
Future rewriting stories
Life changes daily
29 May 2012
Those jumps twists and runs
with sparks of new energy
put in front to me
28 May 2012
The look from those eyes
reignite my memories
how I still longing
27 May 2012
Happiness Sadness
all emotions are swelling
life is tightrope walk
26 May 2012
New pair of live eyes
enter my life and journey
welcome home... Elhaz
25 May 2012
My friend has moved out
empty lone farm neighbourhood
enveloped me
24 May 2012
Forgotten record
unrealised sound of died past
turned again twice
23 May 2012
Every day slow turn
drip of changes surrounds me
22 May 2012
In old apple bin
idea of shelter days
when frost retain clasp
21 May 2012
The day of new dawn
fate of planet alignment
brought new beginning
20 May 2012
Walk slowly in cold
memory raspberry line
this new odd Sunday
19 May 2012
Early morning game
failing participation
like gate without fence
18 May 2012
Hagalaz... hailstorm
shown suddenly in my life
with turn of seasons
17 May 2012
Sky firmament stars
waterfall of galaxy
hugged me to tears
16 May 2012
The night the watch night
stands by the burning candle
wrapped in silence
15 May 2012
Winds silent whisper
carry all your strength and light
in my memory
14 May 2012
Deep in the trenches
flowers soaking in the rain
myself in myself
13 May 2012
Ten days had past
the world changed and is changing
I am different
12 May 2012
The weekend again
same routines and rituals
but how different
11 May 2012
That small drop of rain
sits light on drying flowers
and soaks down the ground
10 May 2012
The candle burning
in everlasting mourning
Silent Existence
09 May 2012
Close myself inside
in abyss of my own thoughts
reflect solitude
08 May 2012
Time flows like cold stream
with ice needless stabbing me
regardless of pass
07 May 2012
Every day struggle
home become an empty word
with lonely returns
06 May 2012
The Wesak Moon shines
on fantail visits loud omens
My pain burning flame
05 May 2012
My heart is pierced
bleeding more tears of sadness
04 May 2012
Pair of missing eyes
overwhelming loneliness
tearing deep my soul
03 May 2012
My most dearest friend
You've joined The Dreaming
to Eternity
02 May 2012
My vivid vision
where what locked disappears
at the end of time
01 May 2012
And again May first
but not last... like that old times
meet me at the March

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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If you have any questions or suggestions, please email me,