31 Jul 2016
New silver machine
sophisticated black drop
desired goodness
30 Jul 2016
Easing of tension
with uneven grasp of thoughts
in a space of bonds
29 Jul 2016
Those small steps ahead
in all directions and sides
of twisted future
28 Jul 2016
Escape to the world
of time assasination
of past modern world
25 Jul 2016
Slowly depriving
phone function abilities
in a push to change
24 Jul 2016
Drain in a slow stream
of human thoughts when they gone
to further changes
22 Jul 2016
Big bottle drained
to open all wide flavours
touched from all good sides
21 Jul 2016
Soul giving freely
confirming the life's odd ways
in a new season
20 Jul 2016
Biggest moon rising
searching lost soul in ocean
dwelling in all pains
19 Jul 2016
Prolong business
that strangely dribbling slowly
from day to the night
18 Jul 2016
With bits of sadness
mixed together with unknown
comes winter future
17 Jul 2016
While rain turn to frost
old connections reignite
into further spin
16 Jul 2016
That slow spark of smiles
talking to the ancestors
like flying through void
15 Jul 2016
His empty birthday
the first that did not happened
just a candle flame
14 Jul 2016
Ashes heavy weight
collected with memories
holding in my hands
13 Jul 2016
The wild storm of life
like sleeping above the void
in open closed space
12 Jul 2016
The heavy burden
on shoulders and in the soul
in changed life chapter
10 Jul 2016
His soul drifted far
to the vast Eternity
of his big Dreaming
08 Jul 2016
Evening between bars
in returns of wide passions
in a face of change
07 Jul 2016
So miss the eighties
when I could be with the band
and sing anarchy
05 Jul 2016
Choked on a day food
like sometimes on daily life
swallowed with night wine
04 Jul 2016
The squeeze in the twist
of not suitability
to the opaque world
03 Jul 2016
Scraping for that point
and run smooth easy through day
but his state touch sad
02 Jul 2016
Alieneted thought
lost in the winter thicket
the hunt will go on
01 Jul 2016
Return to the cold
but all stabilising now
without the madness

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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