30 May 2016
The dream dreamed like
a cathedral to heavens
with roots in burned sleep
29 May 2016
After long while now
seeing each other again
feels still the same great
28 May 2016
Heavy falling rain
like those thoughts in a lost mist
of slow life through dreams
27 May 2016
Again completely
different end scenario
with good joys around
26 May 2016
Off to the cloud thoughts
when the world is not in love
sunked deep with taste buds
25 May 2016
Going back in touch
with all fine things around me
in the same story
24 May 2016
Upwards the steep hill
in internal external
journey of being
23 May 2016
Violent morning throw
then strange overtaking shake
of spreading virus
22 May 2016
New polished shoes shine
on a sad rainy puddles
with bitter sun smirk
21 May 2016
Morning expolsion
on a worsening grey sky
to roll slow through day
20 May 2016
Turn pain into wine
on a weird balancing act
with body and mind
19 May 2016
House and car wild chase
through the well known countryside
despite the sickness
18 May 2016
Stirred with sickness
body and mind poisoning
throughout the first fire
16 May 2016
Thor crossed the high sky
in awakening mix up
of all seasons now
15 May 2016
The mood flogging down
sharp like swords of tiredness
the prickles of cold
14 May 2016
Taken out of rush
the wasted time quietness
to feel difference
13 May 2016
Thirteen twists alone
Friday evening different
Moutere wine long talks
12 May 2016
It supposed to be
free of pressure but fun full
but why not have both
11 May 2016
Sprang of energy
mixed through the busy raindrops
like sparks of high life
10 May 2016
Tiredness points me
and weight me down regardless
of how busy is
09 May 2016
Again day and night
in a long stretch of new
season is upon
08 May 2016
Rushed in open way
the mothers without mothers
predictable drift
07 May 2016
Long conversation
that can stretch all day or night
between the future
06 May 2016
The craziness touch
all intensity loaded
in one day space full
04 May 2016
The fourth of May twist
between history and now
03 May 2016
Four years has passed by
in that eternity dream
thought and memory
02 May 2016
Back to the wine bar
same but quietly settled
while season has changed
01 May 2016
Morning knocking stir
raised the sun over the waves
of calm ocean touch

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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