31 Aug 2012
Once in a blue moon
on the lost highway we picked
first spring daffodils
30 Aug 2012
Finished the fence line
preventing any new escapes
enhance the freedom
29 Aug 2012
Stop at forty four
today would be fifty five
but still dream lives on
28 Aug 2012
Dangerous method
half standing out of myself
leap into mind sleep
27 Aug 2012
The twenty seventh
unfolding upcoming spring
slowly without rush
26 Aug 2012
Along the farm fence
we are followed by bulls flight
Fly Princess... dreams flow
25 Aug 2012
Listen those stories
interwoven relations
while still standing still
24 Aug 2012
The morning call put
some night work to perspective
stretching back time zones
23 Aug 2012
I've pushed too far
rumbling my body to tiredness
screaming for a sleep
22 Aug 2012
My thoughts soaked deeply
with the barrier of gumboots
in a bog of days
21 Aug 2012
How fate turning loops
and showing everything through
frosty old mirrors
20 Aug 2012
Shooting like life game
with stars wrapped in night mist
promise sunny days
19 Aug 2012
Broken silver stream
the detachment of symbols
what will twist my fate?
18 Aug 2012
One's insouciance
turned the day into slow stream
of small discomforts
17 Aug 2012
I have stretch too far
brought myself to exhaustion
falling any eye blink
16 Aug 2012
Boat in forest stumps
swam ocean infinity
soaking in thick mud
15 Aug 2012
Yggdrasil pendant
and very old long coat shepherd
tilted realities
14 Aug 2012
Thick white envelope
full of very intense scent
made my senses wired
13 Aug 2012
of revolving close friendship
thrown into the space
12 Aug 2012
Lit memory flame
with power of dying gods
to our hero angels
11 Aug 2012
The shamans girl dream
taking her on the long trip
to watch falling stars
10 Aug 2012
My heart and my head
spinning out of own orbits
making me dizzy
09 Aug 2012
Contemplating life
soaking deep in my gumboots
somewhere between vines
08 Aug 2012
Torment of winter
with persistent rain and cold
imploding my head
07 Aug 2012
Ocean flow the words
like sinking star submarine
to unknown surface
06 Aug 2012
In a closed self cage
understanding space flying
human relations
05 Aug 2012
Deep conversation
shifted slow moving continents
with note of fragrance
04 Aug 2012
The black cat walk through
imaginary forest
of my subconscious
03 Aug 2012
Candle is burning
your third month of The Dreaming
to Eternity
02 Aug 2012
Take and flow the stress
for my uncommitted sin
of someone else mess
01 Aug 2012
Twenty years has passed
since beach seagull changed my life
North sea brings new waves

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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