31 May 2014
Give me bunch of quills
to write all insanity
which poison my nose
30 May 2014
Arrows of cold through
with electric pain lost gain
water restored
29 May 2014
And again above
the sea celebrating this
time her new birthday
28 May 2014
Ocean song roses
and purple fantail pillow
deep scented for dreams
27 May 2014
The sickness weakens
with three long magic stick pills
while the frost bites harsh
26 May 2014
Winter brings again
power water play issue
gumboot sunk wet deep
25 May 2014
The duality
of every situation
quiet flows the Don
24 May 2014
Soccer sons soaking
in cold rain while parents drink
hot chocolates
23 May 2014
Send amplifier
dilema of the best ways
with a twist of lust
21 May 2014
Life is paradox
living in paranoia
lifts parabolas
20 May 2014
Phoenix from ashes
like it they are returning
we still search the flame
19 May 2014
With the best offer
fall into the own shadows
and ever stay lone
18 May 2014
After all the crowds
full gathering for last drink
then kill white back trail
17 May 2014
To understand life
we should live in the future
won't say No or Yes
16 May 2014
The turns of visits
and unnecessary trip
the positive flips
15 May 2014
Twist and overturns
the computer play it down
we all die slowly
14 May 2014
The last day to town
cruising around known places
with saffron mushrooms
13 May 2014
With loud spread moon light
time served on a silver tray
when all hang mid air
12 May 2014
The bearded woman
twisted normal common sense
of natural sex
11 May 2014
To celebrate mums
people blindly gather to
suffocate in crowds
10 May 2014
Slow consolation
with tracked time track lost in time
breath in breath out and
09 May 2014
Virtual coffee
take wide buzz while I settle
in a stirred world
08 May 2014
My fault was screaming
fallen past relationship
too complicated
07 May 2014
Hanged between the days
with all options comes alight
sky of commonness
06 May 2014
With this brief warm day
his unexpected visit
wheels the good contact
05 May 2014
Slow steps like silence
with the murmur of wild rain
cleared sun's cloudy face
04 May 2014
May the Force always
be between past and future
present within me
03 May 2014
to lollipop on car floor
with badly bruised toe
02 May 2014
First white then colour
left to dry on the lines of
wars between the stars
01 May 2014
So the day in May
parading under red flags
while frost bites my soul

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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