30 Sep 2015
All those magic cards
that we go for through the shops
having just good fun
29 Sep 2015
Neverending beach
with no other footsteps trace
like Everest top
28 Sep 2015
Can't get into time
while day twists around the sun
towards the new age
27 Sep 2015
So Forty Seven
written down in Sun and Moon
the magic number
26 Sep 2015
My magic digits
the day before is peaceful
with family bless
25 Sep 2015
Bit of manic seen
around the place before next
settled arrangements
24 Sep 2015
After the hot lunch
finding the possible place
that all wishes come
23 Sep 2015
After big drinking
the trial story drawn to scorch
knowing who I am
22 Sep 2015
Wine that flows around
brings things together close heart
to all new levels
21 Sep 2015
Around all the chores
the sun turns with easy smile
do all doing none
19 Sep 2015
His full smile and dance
so innocent in big life
good weekend slow flow
18 Sep 2015
Red is the colour
of choice of the day same as
fish fruit and creme fraiche
17 Sep 2015
Braking magic trics
and cutting down the fresh grass
in time of absence
16 Sep 2015
The car has been washed
and ready for the action
someone shall buy it
15 Sep 2015
Thirteen minutes past
but day burst in good meetings
with fresh perspectives
14 Sep 2015
Is how to just be
without doing anything
tomorrow ready
13 Sep 2015
If there is Sunday
and the thirteens of the month
things are just stageing
12 Sep 2015
Rest without virtues
in the world of ignorance
while things get to shape
11 Sep 2015
Container shopping
with inflatable Jesus
on a good road trip
09 Sep 2015
Cloud above the vets
like a good cushion of peace
where we meet again
08 Sep 2015
Turning given signs
and nothing just happening
but space clearing up
07 Sep 2015
Multiply washings
like chasing day all quiet
on the eastern front
05 Sep 2015
Clear blanket of stars
while lost music dripping air
hanged in stirred space
04 Sep 2015
And life is as was
with certain roads not for me
while others have flow
03 Sep 2015
And nice to meet her
with her weaknesses and strength
shining through illness
02 Sep 2015
Winter has finished
with the last pinot noir
cut into open
01 Sep 2015
Elevate myself
through the fast falling water
to new life turn hopes

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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