30 Sep 2014
Disrespectful truth
burst showing it's rotten soul
time to kill dragons
29 Sep 2014
While the day spread free
open the book and breathe way
to die in the west
28 Sep 2014
Pushing between ends
stretching the opposites
sleeping easier not
27 Sep 2014
The Birthday wild spread
celebrating life beauty
and every moment
26 Sep 2014
Walk fast the tightrope
above my life and wild days
to sleep tomorrow
25 Sep 2014
Start celebrating
the special days yet to come
life is to enjoy
24 Sep 2014
Venomous wild bites
and exasperation cry
dampen smooth on me
23 Sep 2014
This is like a storm
where different waves taking
me into vast space
21 Sep 2014
Being like mutant
where many roads are open
that scent leads to stars
20 Sep 2014
Licking snow from hills
deeply drained in morning rain
I inhale spring sun
19 Sep 2014
Closely enwrapped
with the own inner circle
but open to side
18 Sep 2014
Adding few new steps
into the ongoing flame
may the fire burn wide
17 Sep 2014
The letter I wrote
from the side of baricade
against hypocrisy
16 Sep 2014
Tornado drive past
on average day of quiet life
leaving fresh ripped path
15 Sep 2014
Charlatans we are
dwelling deeply inwards self
but are we like gods?
14 Sep 2014
Great new western road
in long calm conversations
peace and quiet rise
13 Sep 2014
Double self portrait
inner thoughts wild subconscious
locally drive pass
12 Sep 2014
Winery first shot
yoghurt extravaganza
made easy rain flow
11 Sep 2014
New solution came
like a light in pitch black space
they shouldn't touch fire
10 Sep 2014
Eyes in wild darkness
of men other inner worlds
sees raises and falls
09 Sep 2014
Unseen clash through Cracks
washing down uneasiness
swim down with calmness
08 Sep 2014
Water will wash sins
when the world will burn with fire
at the tip of bow
07 Sep 2014
Red wine grapes and cheese
square orbit smoked fish surprise
he bliss those moments
06 Sep 2014
The sun warms the sons
submerged in the bliss of their
fathers open heart
05 Sep 2014
The maroon is gone
with three generation trip
out of the health bless
04 Sep 2014
Deep breath with head up
through the water and the dust
new era stept in
03 Sep 2014
Went through Inferno
bleeding guts on a life roads
raised to sunny day
02 Sep 2014
The tube inserted
deep inside into my guts
can see myself out
01 Sep 2014
The old battery
come to rest with my last meal
before new dawn point

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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