31 Aug 2014
The Sunday with Sun
rested quietly after
system settlement
30 Aug 2014
The alien blood drip
start gashing in my body
hospital shadows
28 Aug 2014
Easing the tight grip
was it energy drainage
fight for survival
27 Aug 2014
Coughing the present
with liquid opium and past
rejecting poisons
26 Aug 2014
The broken light bulb
and the brain capacity
diverse dimensions
25 Aug 2014
Again stoned down wide
with the pressure of weakness
done by own body
24 Aug 2014
Spiral is twisting
and widening around me
with old flash returns
23 Aug 2014
Energy returns
like being a spirit self
past is still alive
22 Aug 2014
The white Musso's horns
green-red creepy Hide Crawler
made Elhaz's birthday
21 Aug 2014
In different realms
and in other level insights
20 Aug 2014
Boxes of lettuce
crisp and fresh overflowing
arousing my mind
19 Aug 2014
First lettuce packaged
wind the start of new era here
what breath with fore air
18 Aug 2014
Hell high in his head
while everything burns with fire
but he so confused
17 Aug 2014
Hanged in an nospace
waiting for armageddon
riding the comet
16 Aug 2014
The year has passed since
you Dream to Eternity
Please look after me
15 Aug 2014
Turn to solitude
in new order of life stream
while waves are changing
14 Aug 2014
Slow quieting breeze
with snow chill on the back bone
our flow suspension
13 Aug 2014
Falling on the floors
bleak disease eating the body
and crushes beneath
12 Aug 2014
Mistical sickness
falling in the body fronts
twisted to the ground
11 Aug 2014
The world divided
like England in long wide fall
in a twist of mind
10 Aug 2014
The all mighty fleet
of ancient history comes
alive with full Moon
09 Aug 2014
In a spring long walk
surrounded by snowy hills
fazed between the bricks
08 Aug 2014
From Pompeii Fire
gently to the screams of odds
risen not flat slide
06 Aug 2014
Slightly unpresent
returned from upcoming war
dragging my long tail
05 Aug 2014
Spiliting the bean half
in the lost principles curve
above the time twist
04 Aug 2014
Headache first like war
bringing down the body wide
in all mind trenches
03 Aug 2014
Wine at the apple
with new coffee coverage
days to kill smooth sleep
02 Aug 2014
Slow blob with slow rain
in the eve of global war
time is not ticking
01 Aug 2014
of time that change nothing but
everything around

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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