30 Jun 2014
Edge of pin phone calls
with stress level rising up
all just the poof stroke
29 Jun 2014
When brushing my teeth
relieving past days pressure
stillness come to me
28 Jun 2014
Head storm overflow
and open walk to the pond
lifting the stale air
27 Jun 2014
First empty birthday
when years do not count future
her star shines in me
26 Jun 2014
The Tap fully closed
with all the rushed removal
and then Toad and Rat
25 Jun 2014
The sudden stilness
when the power cuts off day
street turns to river
24 Jun 2014
Quiet then busy
peaceful then oddly attacked
day shine then night glow
23 Jun 2014
Slowing down the pace
soft bristles of quietness
whisper mysteries
22 Jun 2014
Orange and almond
but rather sliced side offcuts
that fix the sugar
21 Jun 2014
the network of conections
inside living house
20 Jun 2014
Green and silver-white
the heroes and orange quad
buying small pleasures
19 Jun 2014
Slow conversations
through the day of flowing words
good vibration cast
18 Jun 2014
Drip conversation
through the fast and paused game
with kick to the flirts
17 Jun 2014
Driving through the mist
the long days clicking with long
16 Jun 2014
The darkest days loom
with pinching pain in the head
being in the eye
15 Jun 2014
Words and questions mount
clouds for time the clear vision
but all smooth good flow
14 Jun 2014
Strange wild decisions
dressing up smart black and white
like ever since time
13 Jun 2014
Rushed before the moon
overloaded with that all
on a spiral wind
12 Jun 2014
Getting yet more mugs
synchronising wide colours
from here to somewhere
10 Jun 2014
Reliving the past
over and over again
improving the days
09 Jun 2014
Wandering the world
in the wonder of my mind
big travels within
08 Jun 2014
While the quiet streets
observant to abuses
only church is full
07 Jun 2014
Animal farm scream
while not feed the donkeys when
you can hear the sheep
06 Jun 2014
In an asembly
surprise visitor came with
hug and kiss in cheek
05 Jun 2014
Select the movies
through the center sound speaker
off the bend straight flow
04 Jun 2014
Why the water floods
the broad minds of daily life
in many aspects
03 Jun 2014
Fixing a hole while
Darkness is my Element
mind is wandering
02 Jun 2014
Frost grasp my morning
while evening explode my light
travelling abyss
01 Jun 2014
Slammed by overspill
of market festives crowd
amplified loud sounds

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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