31 Aug 2017
Turnaround and noise
with twist in the changes flow
in the seasons ends
30 Aug 2017
Clear view through the clean
wine space of mind wide open
windows to the world
29 Aug 2017
The quiet slow drip
like on a stop breath headache
he would be sixty
28 Aug 2017
Hard way through the day
like an constant upwards climb
to own twisted self
27 Aug 2017
Two big guarding dogs
the tan one and the black one
facilitate us
26 Aug 2017
Corrupted way deep
by his mother twisted tongue
taken off from life
25 Aug 2017
Old branches burning
before the spring open buds
waiting and meeting
24 Aug 2017
Loopy moonshade day
with bright aggresive colours
for no such reason
23 Aug 2017
Farewell leaving friend
like it already happened
no one had come there
22 Aug 2017
Ticking big around
all through the clock overtime
in a constant push
21 Aug 2017
Half wit poor slander
with the weight tiring sore steps
and busy slamming
20 Aug 2017
Planning the years end
in advance of happenings
to meet all requests
19 Aug 2017
In right stepping mood
to stop and drop and slow move
without the reason
18 Aug 2017
Again in the space
thousand planets odyssey
to touch closeness
17 Aug 2017
Storm wind rain and warmth
in a pot of the middle
polarising life
16 Aug 2017
Four years has passed since
my heart lost the core birth part
the white heron knows
15 Aug 2017
Deeper into life
like from a japanese tale
of lost connections
14 Aug 2017
Know where you going
and let other know as well
so all can be lost
13 Aug 2017
East and west mix joined
in partial history that
never went away
12 Aug 2017
Cruising around towns
like touching all the basis
in our connections
11 Aug 2017
The thousand planets
surround our perception
of lost and dear lands
10 Aug 2017
Like those hot islands
torn by any sort of wars
but still quiet life
09 Aug 2017
Steady constant move
not busy but non stopping
like lost temptations
08 Aug 2017
Clean windows as part
while driving to frustration
in quiet rain drip
07 Aug 2017
After paradise
the thoughts are staying back there
great wild craziness

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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