31 Aug 2013
In my lucid dream
I stand on the horizon
Memories can't wait
30 Aug 2013
Loved box of ashes
the universe expanded
sealed with the last kiss
29 Aug 2013
Snow has returned
and the last cuts has been done
all with Right Action
28 Aug 2013
Constant like hawks squek
artificial sound drains deep
and spread like cancer
27 Aug 2013
The day swap for sun
and push pressure for freedom
cut and pull nature
26 Aug 2013
Taking step out of
my current stream for a while
and flow with nature
25 Aug 2013
How energy can
transpire through thoughts and words
nothing is hidden
24 Aug 2013
Run away the world
the dog to blow the candle
in a crowd hiccup
23 Aug 2013
The vikings rise through
untold history of land
stripped with the last vines
22 Aug 2013
The verge of verging
being inverted within
and dropping away
21 Aug 2013
Torn by an inner
no consolidation war
state of mind in peace
20 Aug 2013
Sounds of the rain drop
high through my head and my heart
like in the new world
19 Aug 2013
Things that left behind
the still present soul spirit
candle flicker love
18 Aug 2013
Life is a snowflake
so fragile so beautiful
falling for heaven
17 Aug 2013
In mist and rain cry
emptiness holds and spreads wide
life is different
16 Aug 2013
My Mum Ascend to
Dreaming for Eternity
She lived and gave Love
15 Aug 2013
History chain snaped
forsaken in stagnation
Valhalla rising
14 Aug 2013
When the fate flows you
through quick steps of unscheduled
interpretive dance
13 Aug 2013
Wide desolation
of unspoken words and acts
while the seasons change
12 Aug 2013
Unfolding the dream
in a poetry whisper
celebrating life
11 Aug 2013
Predictions combust
when time dribbles on a twist
life and death visions
10 Aug 2013
In this subjective
cloud map of self-consciousness
hanging nowhere space
09 Aug 2013
Twist in the loop of
karmatic experiences
where all is waiting
08 Aug 2013
The eye that follows
soul between life and heaven
holds seventh seal
07 Aug 2013
The call in the night
when life hangs on shallow breath
universe calmness
06 Aug 2013
flavour of the past future
yet to dissolve rain
05 Aug 2013
Jumps in a pressure
neurosis to hysteria
like rain and a sun
04 Aug 2013
Deep within myself
opening troll and hero
swallow first tablet
03 Aug 2013
Despite the warm sun
he draws the dark curtains back
to make slow the day
02 Aug 2013
Discard the glory
deprived in trenches and fronts
and stay quiet self

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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