30 Jun 2016
Back to self yourself
like to the free winter day
lost and gain all self
29 Jun 2016
Like a Darth Vader
the labyrinth of movies
sleep monitoring
28 Jun 2016
While not feel with wine
if can fullfil everything
those small thoughts running
27 Jun 2016
That magic lost day
engraved deep in memories
come back with more twists
25 Jun 2016
Night of scream no sleep
how to become a lobster
everchanging world
24 Jun 2016
The day of the sun
like stir of revolution
while quiet still life
23 Jun 2016
Almost wasted all
in a slow dragging down things
in a mood of shade
22 Jun 2016
The war of the craft
or the craft of the war been
while still debating
21 Jun 2016
In directors cut
slow pouring down with the day
the minutes of life
20 Jun 2016
The shortest day long
with all it strange followed by
the short longest night
19 Jun 2016
After the warheads
the easement of peacefulness
touches daily life
18 Jun 2016
In a claws of time
twisted mental breakdown fuss
and steel wings between
17 Jun 2016
How to turn upset
into the stream of red wine
while cold bites around
16 Jun 2016
Again trouble cars
spewing oil and hot sweats
and pain in waste time
14 Jun 2016
Draining again deep
but in the stagnation mode
what will happen next
13 Jun 2016
The cars and the bars
breaking but conversation
in a strange cold loop
12 Jun 2016
settle down through the extremes
like a life challenge
11 Jun 2016
Awaken dragon
again spitting and biting
all without respect
10 Jun 2016
Day twisted around
chasing own tail in madness
around the straight schemes
09 Jun 2016
Passed through alcohol
the licence of the life stream
falling asleep deep
07 Jun 2016
No immediate cure
for all outgoing cold snap
just wine forever
06 Jun 2016
When there is no sleep
and no anger about life
is good to spread wings
05 Jun 2016
Turn around between
those days of mad turmoil
to unexpected
04 Jun 2016
Through the looking glass
expecting new arrivals
when time no matters
03 Jun 2016
Back again to same
routines of the week smooth flow
with his happy smile
02 Jun 2016
Few minutes too late
again for several times
repeated in vain
01 Jun 2016
The slow entering
into the dark mistic space
known but always new

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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