30 Jul 2014
The tension rising
high with tiredness twist buzz
to throw things out space
29 Jul 2014
Movie hungry call
eyes flicking through long shelves lines
her voice the other world
28 Jul 2014
He got the right ride
to scan the inner self out
All is Lost with light
27 Jul 2014
Stand like Hercules
whirmill of strong emotions
while the world just spin
26 Jul 2014
Laid on my shoulders
pressure of all ancient worlds
please lift with pure fire
25 Jul 2014
Set aside troubles
everything will fall in place
with fear gone anguish
24 Jul 2014
Spot in the same spot
dragged through the day way long
23 Jul 2014
Contact after years
conversations that open
new stir in old tunes
22 Jul 2014
Memory march past
and return to times with new
Fanatics of Fire
21 Jul 2014
So payment is made
and now the long wait for ship
not wheels but ocean
20 Jul 2014
Return to rutines
shackled with the icy clouds
burning path ahead
19 Jul 2014
Cat scratch the eye wide
and salmon catch quick die slow
to return through hill
18 Jul 2014
Out of the waves come
the pounamu earth soul
wharariki breeze
17 Jul 2014
Over the steep hill
up to the brisk waterfall
scream the energy
15 Jul 2014
His birthday small joy
celebrated with winning
white double dragon
14 Jul 2014
Cheering for white shirts
upside down in the couch side
intense month it was
13 Jul 2014
What the moon brought up
with light over the fog clouds
where calmness settle
12 Jul 2014
The rain stop us from
running outside closing in
text over the moon
11 Jul 2014
Just stretching slow life
the first day of holiday
living good moments
10 Jul 2014
Throw away like dice
all what is for and against
with random repeat
09 Jul 2014
Seven scores the day
history given new line
while the cold here stays
08 Jul 2014
Like small wide half dream
suspended in thin cold air
white cloud of movements
07 Jul 2014
This show suddenly
in other island wild dream
white double dragon
06 Jul 2014
Torment of lost time
with passing time rapidly
05 Jul 2014
Morning footbal kick
hot chocolate flooded with
cockles wine finish
04 Jul 2014
Translucent late dream
constant rush chasing shadows
no past of future
03 Jul 2014
Unexpected meal
in the run of shopping spread
the spice of life twist
02 Jul 2014
Rain turn into ice
in the rising morning light
seal worlds in darkness
01 Jul 2014
The buzz of bursting
how the story wide unfolds
of the tap huge fall

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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