31 Jul 2012
Sitting and looking
looking deeply at myself
how time is flowing
30 Jul 2012
Slow flow emotion
slammed battered and relaxed
archive secret files
29 Jul 2012
Wrapped in silence
inner space infinity
close my eyes to see
28 Jul 2012
Confront the evil
that dreamguard my deep journey
Stand firm Light Warrior
27 Jul 2012
No one will believe
unreal reality
when Milky Way shifts
26 Jul 2012
Again fencing in
open space to paradox
gaining more freedom
25 Jul 2012
Hot roasted garlic
bringing flavours to my plate
when I savour day
24 Jul 2012
Fought wild with myself
on the weakness of winter
while mind melts body
23 Jul 2012
Slow road through grey world
in the search for fresh sun ray
while life gives bright light
22 Jul 2012
Wound by own body
and persistent escaping
close this pain within
21 Jul 2012
Whisper in my ear
the wind stillness of the sky
hung in cosmic doubt
20 Jul 2012
Yesterday demons
bitten hard from the morning
while I shook them off
19 Jul 2012
Yesterday when I
lost timeline plot of myself
thoughts in orange gloves
17 Jul 2012
Breathing in and out
in a lost space of the days
16 Jul 2012
Under stars blanket
while even rain clouds whip off
go sleep nothing else
15 Jul 2012
Live ocean deepness
like light in the eyes through space
when I cut my fruits
14 Jul 2012
We rolling our stones
Love Is Strong... Your Love Is Strong
the tune drip to veins
13 Jul 2012
Dog run little bruise
come into media event
on wide social scale
12 Jul 2012
To jump time forward
the imaginary plane
into near future
11 Jul 2012
Breathing in deeply
morning air scented with snow
and eyes full of dreams
10 Jul 2012
Mixed languages
thrown in my unrested head
spinning out of sleep
09 Jul 2012
My full dizziness
blood intensify in head
open avenues
08 Jul 2012
Rice blackens night view
over the slow motion flow
of conversation
07 Jul 2012
Face new face and turns
with wide chapter opening
in family life
06 Jul 2012
Lazy flow of the day
with unremitting slow play
and moon gazing night
05 Jul 2012
I have hurt my friend
feelings like finger tips blood
eaten by frost bite
04 Jul 2012
And what will be next
what turn in the depth of space
internal travel
03 Jul 2012
You are my Angel
from Eternity Dreaming
looking after me
02 Jul 2012
Woke up this morning
with frost inside my window
Who call it warm land?
01 Jul 2012
Coffee in full stream
constant flow of pain awake
like blood infection

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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