28 Sep 2016
Celebrating big
the very special my day
and life afterwards
26 Sep 2016
Forty Seven thoughts
the last day of my strange year
full of memories
25 Sep 2016
Eye in the busy sky
when you want make decissions
through the orange stripes
24 Sep 2016
Warm hug or no hug
without the tight iron mask
confusion of time
23 Sep 2016
Night of difference
day of increase of the same
night of wine and sleep
22 Sep 2016
Machine is breathing
deeply for me through levels
of my sleeplessness
19 Sep 2016
Pulling many things
one by one forward checked by
guarding stormtrooper
18 Sep 2016
Bind all the papers
reshuffling sense belongings
with new life ahead
17 Sep 2016
Slowing down like rain
breathing shallow between days
through unconcered nights
16 Sep 2016
When the storm don't come
the first kisses of summer
faces the sentence
15 Sep 2016
How to lose yourself
not wasting own dear values
but only time soul
14 Sep 2016
Push the planned plan
and the day according to
all the own failed rules
12 Sep 2016
Spiraling twisted
on the edges of living
through insanity
09 Sep 2016
All lt he ti me I weny t
the pteressutr off the mmods tasmesd
withe goood wine sdharedc well
08 Sep 2016
After very nice
successful dinner meeting
day of winding down
06 Sep 2016
Winter might smack back
with that little touch but spring
start cleaning insides
05 Sep 2016
Busier and strangier
as the day goes by its course
wherever it goes
04 Sep 2016
No father with me
anymore on father's day
but joy of sons is
01 Sep 2016
Spring... just the constant
step forward in push steady
move around myself

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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