29 Jun 2017
To go or not go
to kiss or kiss even more
confusion is mad
28 Jun 2017
Winning a thousand
uncover the magic card
with torn ligament
27 Jun 2017
Remembering You
remembering everything
all is there in me
26 Jun 2017
The knee just like that
excruciating with pain
and why and what for
25 Jun 2017
The ducks swimming fast
running with the outing flow
all diluted fun
24 Jun 2017
Slowing down after
with joys and uncertainty
where is next chapter
23 Jun 2017
Touring the mid north
everyday is different day
with lots of highlights
13 Jun 2017
The dogs pain looming
above this long adventure
while picking discounts
12 Jun 2017
The hell in my head
the time and the traveling
not right like it should
11 Jun 2017
Flowing cold cascade
cold like blood cold like last day
with heart of mummy
10 Jun 2017
Up and down the scale
in moods and words of argues
tailing along through
09 Jun 2017
The cold and the sun
on the water of the sounds
the pure beauty bliss
08 Jun 2017
Still waiting like pain
almost like for the Godot
while cold bites own minds
07 Jun 2017
Taste to the bottle
while the world is slowing down
in prolonged wait
06 Jun 2017
The winery talks
how to get and how to buy
but good is to drink
05 Jun 2017
Why the birthday makes
crazy winter like summer
while no one was born
04 Jun 2017
The driveway wild blame
ridiculous hate battle
drown in muddy bog
03 Jun 2017
The animals wild
but so domesticated
in farm of own minds
02 Jun 2017
Walnut chocolate torte
layered deliciously
with warm tradition
01 Jun 2017
Cutting past coupons
virtual reality
in fresh new spirits

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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