30 Jun 2012
Continue the flow
but come to leap the threshold
with extra second
29 Jun 2012
Day of vast madness
when everyone in out spin
set entrance beacons
28 Jun 2012
The time element
light when we seat and smile
at our past future
27 Jun 2012
Your birthday last kiss
when your light extinguishing
Thank You for my life
26 Jun 2012
The day and night bliss
flow with mind conservation
of conversation
25 Jun 2012
Avalanche of thoughts
through unspoken magic words
openly spoken
24 Jun 2012
There is that feeling
when world loosing its colours
let us lit the fire
23 Jun 2012
Thick mud like madness
cake me to the bone abyss
while I sink in space
22 Jun 2012
We watch the night sky
being drawn by the black hole
event horizon
21 Jun 2012
Touch the Southern Cross
on the Milky Way zenith
when I sit and write
20 Jun 2012
The years longest night
after blessed sunny day
returns thoughtful rain
19 Jun 2012
With good energy
that burst around... she joined
18 Jun 2012
Crossing many fords
where rain conquered my streets
and spilled all brims
17 Jun 2012
When cold bites to bones
and rain twist all the brisk drops
be sure what you ask
16 Jun 2012
All those plain drawings
he created and named
showing happy life
15 Jun 2012
I am Jupiter
I am a lost gas giant
My moons are intent
14 Jun 2012
I dreamed strange plant
full of big yellow flowers
time to reap the fruits
13 Jun 2012
The post holes are done
but major leak draining pipes
empty farm new day
12 Jun 2012
When stuck with problem
the solution always come
extending long wire
11 Jun 2012
Water slows again
like the night you departed
I sink in deep thoughts
10 Jun 2012
Run without restraint
and long disappearance brings
huddled ears return
09 Jun 2012
Taste bud sensation
on a day of simple joy
with soul filling song
08 Jun 2012
Time that turns around
faster in new coming day
twist me in own steps
07 Jun 2012
Sleep into the day
when sun dispersing all clouds
reached sky zenith
06 Jun 2012
The new rain puddle
immeasurable ocean
of my daydreaming
05 Jun 2012
Night walk around field
where cold intense winter rain
soak slowly lost dream
04 Jun 2012
Luna on the rise
expose birthdays calendar
03 Jun 2012
The month passed since
You've joined The Dreaming
tear of sorrow sparks
02 Jun 2012
Time in the slow move
like on the winter picture
infection sits still
01 Jun 2012
On fresh cloudless sky
bucket of frozen berries
token of new times

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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