31 Aug 2015
Things again are now
getting to the point of change
open new season
30 Aug 2015
The moon shine like words
exchanged over the visons
waiting to connect
29 Aug 2015
Slow overload flow
with busy days after days
and in touch of touch
28 Aug 2015
Our run to the mall
to catch what we have to do
with joy of being
27 Aug 2015
Now all is so late
with fresh seafood risotto
old music brings sound
26 Aug 2015
Black poisonous soot
falling down like a spring rain
marking seasons change
25 Aug 2015
The chimney is blocked
the fire bird unscheduled
its own last time smoke
24 Aug 2015
Sickness is slowly
conquering body and mind
but it could be stress
23 Aug 2015
Still shaken mind flow
contr-reacting in hard flow
taking busy flow
22 Aug 2015
He pass in my arms
hit by a sudden seizure
life shocks with fear pain
21 Aug 2015
Deeper in symbols
with the Wolf and the Eagles
to intuition
20 Aug 2015
Drive through the mud like
long tunnel to the future
with solutions sparks
19 Aug 2015
The deeper contact
more insight illness knowledge
with beautiful voice
18 Aug 2015
Cheated by the rain
ventured to the town zone
to find women smiles
17 Aug 2015
Those deep cold puddles
to skip wheels through the mud bath
but still get there dry
16 Aug 2015
Today count two years
You Dream to Eternity
I still miss you Mum
15 Aug 2015
Now stop and slow down
not move anywhere and watch
leave mind of insane
14 Aug 2015
All coming down fast
with persistent rainfall shroud
memories to come
13 Aug 2015
Prolonging season
consistent fine drizzle to
number ninety nine
12 Aug 2015
Past twenty five years
I never mentioned my words
seven years too late
11 Aug 2015
The day like winter
with quintessence of season
brought positive way
10 Aug 2015
Back to old house road
long rows stretched on time count now
with better results
09 Aug 2015
Small steps from all sides
push us towards bigger goals
in good perspective
08 Aug 2015
looped craziness to take us
in journey around
07 Aug 2015
Weirdo whizzed women
attacked me all day all sides
it came with weather
06 Aug 2015
Movie cave return
for more that spreads without end
but that what it is
05 Aug 2015
Missing my summer
remembering raspberries
and new Lilla My
04 Aug 2015
Stretching out and wide
the mission continues strong
then she drops her pain
03 Aug 2015
like mission impossible
dragging weather hold
02 Aug 2015
The small coffee tease
in new twist of old knowing
who call that is mine
01 Aug 2015
Memento lost gone
the day of past memories
Take a look at this...

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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If you have any questions or suggestions, please email me,