31 Jul 2015
The rhythm of Friday
almost week repetitive
but progressive trend
30 Jul 2015
Things pinning the point
outcome closing solution
in a way around
29 Jul 2015
Exploding compost
leaves and takes smell trace elsewhere
could be felt in blood
28 Jul 2015
After sweating all
with the last breath of cold fire
road still stretch nowhere
27 Jul 2015
Slept the night and day
still waiting for the warm rain
of heaven warriors
26 Jul 2015
Hot cold and cold hot
jumping the scales of feelings
body versus mind
25 Jul 2015
With mermaid teardrop
search for the fountain of youth
while sickness returns
24 Jul 2015
Storm through the guts pipe
but not a serious deep threat
going further now
23 Jul 2015
Why this is office
while still in the middle field
lost between waiting
22 Jul 2015
Step closer to be
but almost on the life verge
of firm existence
21 Jul 2015
The night run with cold
the illness checking only
the fragile dry lands
20 Jul 2015
One more leap to jump
that is now cumulating
in all directions
19 Jul 2015
Night nice short skip trip
to terminate the machines
world in a cold still
18 Jul 2015
Unexpected day
of freedom from normal tasks
with rain sleep movies
17 Jul 2015
Turned to solo night
with status change lost offer
many faces through
16 Jul 2015
Below and above
cut with new perspectives trend
Quo Vadis the roads
15 Jul 2015
His birthday small treat
in strange family maner
cherished by Minions
14 Jul 2015
Roses and bread way
ahead between the cold clouds
with bit at lane end
13 Jul 2015
Between frost and sun
continue neverending
long stretch of nowhere
12 Jul 2015
Burn like Hindenburg
with all sense fell of the sky
and set up for wars
11 Jul 2015
Solid frozen pipes
till midday the day need start
and load with chaos
10 Jul 2015
After rock lobster
came the day with high price shock
of car pump again
08 Jul 2015
The wide energy
distortion on all phases
with cold pierced throughout
07 Jul 2015
Wine that moves around
the meetings that brings new waves
makes life more questions
06 Jul 2015
Tiredness in place
turned around what's happening
lost in all new spots
05 Jul 2015
The world is turning
bringing me the archer yew
and I am intrigued
04 Jul 2015
of past future and soul chase
tomorrow waiting
03 Jul 2015
The Southern man look
mid winter without the smile
but good and happy
02 Jul 2015
Cut into the spurs
in the neverending rows
of lost horizon
01 Jul 2015
The world continues
with half year extra second
and sun before moon

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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