31 May 2013
The day like the week
more compiling connections
of step stages flow
30 May 2013
Flow one to other
magnetic current of souls
new chapters open
29 May 2013
Simultaneous thought
and to see the bright shine spark
of things filling space
28 May 2013
Attraction degree
in repetitive circle
around area
27 May 2013
Some sins forgiven
other new sins committed
life is a good sin
26 May 2013
Static energy
that access me trough deep soul
fly with that forward
25 May 2013
The dream like puzzle
or other way around all
pieces scattered
24 May 2013
Friend hurt on life line
with misunderstood concept
life out of balance
23 May 2013
Bridge over crossways
changes that are to happen
born under same stars
22 May 2013
Cleverness exchange
and foretaste of chocolate
good nights before dawn
21 May 2013
New situations
bloom suddenly into me
on two approaches
20 May 2013
Sitting quietly
on the threshold of future
intrigued by life
19 May 2013
Stirring the strirred
hanging hung in the good air
postponed it will come
18 May 2013
Dived in oneselves
ready for transference to
quinta essentia
17 May 2013
Between the rain drops
friendly face Hippocrates
gives energy bomb
16 May 2013
Bliss well descented
over those mist connections
made in destinies
15 May 2013
Two drops in ocean
like different connections
unite but not mix
14 May 2013
After couple months
the renewed request came
to fill the night work
13 May 2013
The world moves around
no escape from Energy
all with goodness touch
12 May 2013
Constant stream poured
of humans in demand of
treatment like mothers
11 May 2013
Given late morning
to have a slow quiet day
ended with blue disc
10 May 2013
He drove them up here
new situations on maps
leaving large footprints
09 May 2013
There is that good swirl
of positive energies
things that will happen
08 May 2013
The days die short now
by offering place to nights
dark with frosty bites
07 May 2013
Fast red dragon frog
lost diamante on tap pole
full throttle to ram
06 May 2013
Things are changing now
chaos life energy streams
settling into place
05 May 2013
Eyes wide shut over
conserved con conversations
with soul full open
04 May 2013
End of wine harvest
celebration drunk with beer
and deep talked of wine
03 May 2013
Year has passed since You
Dreaming to Eternity
Your star shines in me
02 May 2013
Drying in the rain
friends like stars reflecting shine
memories can't wait
01 May 2013
So... Woven between...
So... May Day... Mayday... May Night...
So... Where are they... gone...

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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