30 Sep 2013
He collapsed again
this time to leave home to care
life turned the next point
29 Sep 2013
Late call stretched the day
work stream washed in water falls
flip flop rain ribbons
28 Sep 2013
Full double rainbow
celebrating in orange
throw out the puddles
27 Sep 2013
Deep head in new birth
for the year pass by closure
birthday star shine light
26 Sep 2013
Orange wind blow ways
of never ending future
celebrate each day
25 Sep 2013
With future worries
step off from the hospital
his thin line of be
24 Sep 2013
Between two blends I
pick myself upright forward
the world is turning
23 Sep 2013
Nefelibata
walk blood soaked clouds dreaming
like somnambulic
22 Sep 2013
Five years upon time
the rough new roads blast started
lone walking ahead
21 Sep 2013
Storm with high hit spikes
like a wide open blind box
slide through inner sky
20 Sep 2013
Sinus inside head
bolted with overlapping
suspended flush tide
19 Sep 2013
Past rememberance
clean my windows to see light
look forward future
18 Sep 2013
Sentences passed strong
on our heavy shoulders
where to carry life
17 Sep 2013
Warm lights of that town
with cold windows empty gaps
past and the future
16 Sep 2013
The month has gone passed
since You entered the Dreaming
thoughts deep in ocean
15 Sep 2013
Slipping from the grip
everchanging galaxy
still turning around
14 Sep 2013
Letter sent to past
other life left there behind
to respect Mum's Love
13 Sep 2013
Fighting the crawling
beast of overwinter sicks
with end of tissue
12 Sep 2013
Open the old doors
of new opportunities
draw the line upwards
11 Sep 2013
Pick touch living bliss
connections reconnected
resetting future
10 Sep 2013
Directions had changed
the arrows pointing the way
wild roads as before
09 Sep 2013
Trance in neurosis
life burns in a short circuits
falling and folding
08 Sep 2013
Open your fridge wide
align Venus with the Moon
and clean rotten life
07 Sep 2013
The heart that pain beats
like missing last tentacle
in life lost order
06 Sep 2013
Hurt deep with arrows
of long life lies history
ripped guts with pain
05 Sep 2013
There and back again
with all the stops on the way
self climbing done mind
04 Sep 2013
Empty in a crowd
dropped with all his old thoughts
immobility
02 Sep 2013
All of the loose treads
shredding apart to fluf mess
but hold till corner
01 Sep 2013
Memories are lost
with forsaken principles
all slowly crumbles

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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Contact

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





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