31 May 2015
Shifting own routines
but staying non-committal
while world twists around
29 May 2015
And what happen if
the big mind earthquake shake cast
and give us options
28 May 2015
The world thickening
around me intriguing
all the connections
27 May 2015
That brings plenty of
diversity that opens
new paths with future
26 May 2015
After long while now
reconnected and open
demons dispersing
25 May 2015
While brain connectors
sunk in lethargy switch mode
wheels are turning fast
24 May 2015
Tiredness on string
when night drives with fire out course
warming with own flames
23 May 2015
Smell of shit hush rush
the morning into cold wake
within the fire day
22 May 2015
The kitchen small talk
pulls new companionship string
between food and wine
21 May 2015
Like a blood soaked war
when forced to change uniforms
between the day times
20 May 2015
Forward without grease
almost stuck with signs ahead
luring promises
19 May 2015
Chapter ends again
same story new edition
while something stirs And
18 May 2015
The deep quiet breath
before all spins out widely
into new orbits
17 May 2015
The new sliding door
wide between past and future
opens with new face
16 May 2015
Winery and wine
with old friend reconnection
history flew across
15 May 2015
The bass divagate
sounds that pursue daily life
in black and white choice
14 May 2015
Through the melting pot
of past and present life plot
new rise from chaos
13 May 2015
Things are twisting more
the bad comes with good in flow
life is experience
11 May 2015
Thunderstorm to clear
all the commotion around
and what now which way
10 May 2015
Lost in everything
between thing and every bit
low winter forward
09 May 2015
Once war ended
and years later we walk through
enchanted forest
08 May 2015
Prolonged alignment
took us to street wandering
but then boomed contact
07 May 2015
Through the cracked windscreens
shuffling the vessels on roads
with northern wind calls
06 May 2015
The game of waiting
for everything around me
with some things ahead
05 May 2015
Between wood and gas
lemon smells nice when panfried
finding strange connect
04 May 2015
Premonition slip
like a strange dream never dreamed
but a normal day
03 May 2015
Three years has passed now
while you quietly dreaming
to eternity
02 May 2015
Shot in the desert
despite flying high on skies
with fallen angels
01 May 2015
Exchanged first text lines
like a forgotten poem
in times to stable

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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