28 Jul 2017
So it is the time
enjoy the sun the ocean
time to fly away
27 Jul 2017
Burn the dragon eggs
like to go get more movies
before holiday
26 Jul 2017
Quiet and slow drip
hanging in the air between
both great parts of life
25 Jul 2017
One step closer to
like one day closer as well
exotic trip starts
24 Jul 2017
Magic pie project
that sets time quite differently
while waiting to go
22 Jul 2017
Passive aggressive
her fight goes on without end
like purposeless war
21 Jul 2017
Swimming and shopping
with dinner and drinks and ice
so the boy's fresh joy
20 Jul 2017
Just between the fronts
when shooting is not welcome
we all resting wild
19 Jul 2017
Trousers choice for sun
but implementing all days
in a quiet flow
18 Jul 2017
Green like a curry
with prolonged night stretched few ways
but ticking nicely
17 Jul 2017
Scream and doubts but why
while old big monster of pride
moves well with respect
16 Jul 2017
The winter's hard tongue
lick all deeply without end
even the fine moods
15 Jul 2017
Missionary work
over the cold and the frost
but how to keep fire
14 Jul 2017
If in the winter
the drop of everything else
that makes good year round
13 Jul 2017
If only you have
own split personality
choose the one you want
12 Jul 2017
While the world twisted
why not to be a villain
when cold blast freeze off
11 Jul 2017
Everyone buzzing
and talking about the storm
that may come but where
10 Jul 2017
The toe gives a tow
with pain oscillating deep
from nowhere behind
09 Jul 2017
A year has passed by
since his Dreaming departure
but he is in me
08 Jul 2017
Other side of war
through the screen of others life
in slow other day
07 Jul 2017
Enjoy wine and cheese
while you ready for a trip
but life is all good
06 Jul 2017
Her tooth like a root
of old vineyard in the clouds
going deep to hearts
05 Jul 2017
Strange acidity
in the soft round big palate
but nothing is wrong
04 Jul 2017
Why replace someone
if you can squeeze everyone
or stretch them to fit
03 Jul 2017
Internal air gas
like a big bomb still waiting
without explosion
02 Jul 2017
Railway to nowhere
crooked and rusted in wild way
with a tooth of pain
01 Jul 2017
That lazy slow day
while rain is playing the tunes
and ships sink in space

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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