30 Sep 2012
We've twisted our time
with the only real change
being perception
29 Sep 2012
Day of good leisure
open up with window out
through taste of scallops
28 Sep 2012
First day of real spring
filled whole air with fresh warm scent
and swam in the creek
27 Sep 2012
More life less life his
number is forty and four
the day with my star
25 Sep 2012
Revolution scent
go smoothly through all blood veins
we are born with it
24 Sep 2012
Stabbed in the back
by a sharp taxation knife
for more than is blood
23 Sep 2012
Twisted in own long tails
mind Hydra eating the past
smells burning changes
22 Sep 2012
With four years passing
solitude stay alive like
death on a fresh snow
21 Sep 2012
Night without armour
open in the softest spot
like knight without stars
20 Sep 2012
Abduction of time
with space emptiness around
cleaning life aspects
19 Sep 2012
Hacking the grass blades
hard like turning rivers flow
nature is ruler
18 Sep 2012
Forwards and backwards
when the time is confusion
meanings are changing
17 Sep 2012
Encapsulated thought
like surreal distraction
of lost ideas
16 Sep 2012
Difficult questions
without the simple answer
left in outer space
15 Sep 2012
I eye in ice age
three times way there and back
then into the white
14 Sep 2012
The dreams across face
into galactic matter
outside space and time
12 Sep 2012
Hanged the first washing
overnight on the frost line
of new task frontier
11 Sep 2012
The horns and trumpets
sounds twisted with over-scale voices
I Love This Giant
10 Sep 2012
Why crow is crowing
snow is snowing plow plowing
and I am writing?
09 Sep 2012
Tomorrow we are
reborn kind in yesterdays
parallel of stars
08 Sep 2012
Long levitating
between lost suspended windows
of different worlds
07 Sep 2012
And as so the time
is changing on us around
it pulls new things with
05 Sep 2012
First night work this year
old blood runs back to my veins
like a good red wine
04 Sep 2012
Small sunshine shy smiles
of positive potentials
indicate intake
03 Sep 2012
Memories soaked down
to my soul's wet ground that still
remembers and Dreams
02 Sep 2012
Down in the mirror
solitude is a good friend
speaking in silence
01 Sep 2012
Felt strangely inside
even clocks on a wall tilted
September first day

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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