31 Aug 2016
The giant on stage
with the full lines and good role
stumped brave new life
30 Aug 2016
Unexpected sight
and unexpected visit
to further friendship
29 Aug 2016
Tightness tiredness
grip deep in fatigue hold
resistible squeeze
28 Aug 2016
Old friend Mercedes
not seen for very long time
somehow appeared back
27 Aug 2016
Finally after
the very long wait to it
the boys are back here
26 Aug 2016
Pushing into moods
between the bars and own home
my eyes wide closing
25 Aug 2016
Wine instead of milk
mascarpone risotto
flavours of new old
24 Aug 2016
The day dribbled slow
away with things opaque
but battle moved on
23 Aug 2016
Filled with nothing
like no existence between
blooming life fullness
22 Aug 2016
She again spitting
trying to reduce my rights
of close connections
21 Aug 2016
Busy day up move
with good energetic spell
then good bye kiss touched
20 Aug 2016
Just do nothing much
rest tired body and mind
after extortion
18 Aug 2016
In new but old place
settling myself bit deeper
where I well belong
17 Aug 2016
Great big toxic spill
closing down half of the town
but celebrate night
16 Aug 2016
Three years my Mum since
You Dream to Eternity
Thought and Memory
15 Aug 2016
The day to nowhere
between coughs and running cold
where sleep is wanted
14 Aug 2016
Just smooth continue
what days are bringing like wild
same old new stories
13 Aug 2016
Elevated and
twisted deep hard in sickness
the things tighten up
11 Aug 2016
Grant to be sorted
but head still exploding strong
in sick corridors
10 Aug 2016
Back in an old place
old but new with new face name
but making the same
09 Aug 2016
Headache explodes wide
and dropping very fast all
in a spin of knock
08 Aug 2016
Sleep lack crushes me
and twist in a rough drop day
become like Vader
06 Aug 2016
Stack the wood off cuts
into the big pale of hope
that burns with her bites
05 Aug 2016
Now celebrating
their long awaited visa
so wine will flow now
03 Aug 2016
Get up with headache
to accumulate more things
falling asleep straight
02 Aug 2016
Scrubbing those burned pots
and a mountain of dishes
while snow covers peaks
01 Aug 2016
One more step forward
in the same looped daily twist
of reality

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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