31 May 2017
While the weird is weird
the sun dripping slowly on
well known horizon
30 May 2017
New valves and new tills
machines that operating
in new old pressure
29 May 2017
Turning into that
hard squeaky claw in the back
while can't get on straight
28 May 2017
Still reminiscents
while things are the things and why
of the day before
27 May 2017
In the morning roar
the engine lost on the road
while blood taint waters
26 May 2017
Bombarding the zoo
with memory history
and flip of her lie
25 May 2017
Streaming through all sides
community in support
against rough offence
24 May 2017
Sledgehammer way in
in the cold pre-morning breeze
then slow the time down
23 May 2017
Drip drop like a cloud
slow movement of a gray mass
with few lights between
22 May 2017
Tic tic the cold clock
while the sun that doesn't warm
slowly passing by
21 May 2017
Winter gets inside
trembling with all the wrong signs
of child social acts
20 May 2017
Despite cold and warmth
after the day of five years
good to have home fire
18 May 2017
Seized all the grinding
and stop freeze the still movement
but pull out the sword
17 May 2017
Health complexities
raw fluoride conception
swallowed with red wine
16 May 2017
Deep in line of doubts
suffering consequences
of misbehaviour
15 May 2017
Cat's wild and mad scream
and lost insanity zip
twist the night backwards
14 May 2017
The high queen of dreams
in foreign lands of strange mist
touching my worlds through
13 May 2017
On a lost space ship
like old gods in full glory
enter Valhalla
12 May 2017
Radio from console
reminding sound through birthdays
those new memories
11 May 2017
In the strings of rain
hypocrisy and slander
from dark to darkness
10 May 2017
The slow rainy day
draining the extra free time
at empty bar work
09 May 2017
Winter whirlpool drip
slowly but constantly sucks
summer enthusiasm
08 May 2017
Quieter steps soft
but with the murmur in head
the end of season
07 May 2017
Flights food wine travel
big weekend high indulgence
spoiled myself to full
03 May 2017
Bit of a nice twist
with all at once just before
new high adventure
02 May 2017
Machine is rolling
immigration move clicked on
and now is waiting
01 May 2017
Like on a parade
the first snow after the storm
wrapping for winter

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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