31 Jul 2013
Reveled in snippets
the year so far feminine
in the right order
30 Jul 2013
like on the prescribed pill
with all side effects
29 Jul 2013
Being upside down
this dual reality
life reverse forward
28 Jul 2013
Transcends time and space
by being The Man from Earth
What if this is true
27 Jul 2013
Of out energy
the world step into my zone
quietness is a bliss
26 Jul 2013
Quiet ocean sun
the boys running with their sticks
just midwinter day
25 Jul 2013
So lets steel the moon
so we can watch it through time
so dreams can fill us
23 Jul 2013
Despicable us
despite of all the deep cost
their joy is priceless
22 Jul 2013
Lazy sleep outside
in a slow clear winter sun
where only clouds move
21 Jul 2013
Shaking ground core like
predictions and suspicions
bacterias stir
20 Jul 2013
With white fog on shield
bulk of slow movements by day
drip in orange dream
19 Jul 2013
With the swords of three
pangs and flashes through body
putt putt steam turn rounds
18 Jul 2013
Her shadow most same
but like set with dust powder
now from strange story
17 Jul 2013
Overloading push
steam stream of work working through
good that clouds are nice
16 Jul 2013
Cold drill of hatered
but from other side sources
love avalanches
15 Jul 2013
My father's big eight
with time of celebration
birthdays are sacred
14 Jul 2013
Turning into old
that safe own well known self place
to burst born anew
13 Jul 2013
Touching our old bones
flesh of deep integrity
spirit connections
12 Jul 2013
Trench eats elephants
like on the old pilgrimage
across wide mountains
11 Jul 2013
Time that dribbles slow
like something to be outright
in a wrong sequence
10 Jul 2013
Protruding sickness
unmeasured across lines
of sun protractor
09 Jul 2013
Orange tender flesh
of cold deep winter pumpkin
stops sleepy snow flakes
08 Jul 2013
Time timely timewise
man and woman with their style
when times were timed
07 Jul 2013
That almost to stop
reflects without solutions
tomorrow may come
06 Jul 2013
Soft day with slow steps
meet me at the wrecking ball
to taste black mussels
05 Jul 2013
In a queue for milk
twin silver road unicorn
spark back a quick smile
04 Jul 2013
The day The segments
stepping from one to other
with gentle sun flow
03 Jul 2013
The sun and air do
magic to body and mind
turn in inner space
02 Jul 2013
The darkness upon sky
so travel with cloud atlas
to brake the dark wave
01 Jul 2013
Over the side of bridge
throwing life through dimensions
breaking alleged rules

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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