30 Jun 2015
Like spring on winter
with spring in my soul and heart
canes spring into spurs
29 Jun 2015
Old house strong wind road
deliberating of strange
work decision stray
28 Jun 2015
He is so confused
that his confusion make him
even more confused
27 Jun 2015
Chaised by animals
of mind mother nature gave
memories are there
26 Jun 2015
Discover the rocks
the secret shine of hidden
deferent clear depth
25 Jun 2015
Reapply why not
when all the world sunk deep in
the waste of wrong thoughts
24 Jun 2015
The family is
of almost non existence
like after the war
23 Jun 2015
The world cast in ice
white stand still freeze all life breath
wrapped in deep cold
22 Jun 2015
Descending slowly
his heart stop and attack us
while day of sickness
21 Jun 2015
The duck racing hike
with cold swim broken trousers
while coffee pushed heights
20 Jun 2015
Slow lazy stretch time
when time beyond time and else
winery pizza
19 Jun 2015
Played off from children
repeat reborn and again
not given the day
18 Jun 2015
Wheel Bearing shot noise
shuffled between the recents
from frost to the rain
17 Jun 2015
Cut again those hard
mind accessing dream stealing
winding twisted vines
16 Jun 2015
Hard tough cain cut fight
muscles pull without replies
15 Jun 2015
Magna Carta of
life in suspension with twist
of changes channels
14 Jun 2015
Changes in a last
minute by minute to new
unknown destiny
13 Jun 2015
Just a slow easy flow
in all the good directions
when nothing happens
12 Jun 2015
Reconnected and
flew off the undreamed state
to be lost in found
09 Jun 2015
Power of mind is
set upon by ourselves
to control and change
08 Jun 2015
Back to the old wines
cut start from the beginning
outside deep breath in
07 Jun 2015
Right in the apple
surrunded with crates and wine
unexpected dine
06 Jun 2015
Tumbling thumb pain paint
sad shades through the horizon
of missing sun smiles
05 Jun 2015
Stamina runs out
and hanged somewhere between life
waiting for Godot
04 Jun 2015
All big buzz flattens
and all potentials disperse
as back to old tracks
03 Jun 2015
He pull his pants down
in front of the hospital
to be what free means
02 Jun 2015
The constant of rain
falling to bring good clearing
but meet at the beach
01 Jun 2015
In this childrens day
ten years has turn twist past since
creative sex act

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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