29 Sep 2017
Washing and cutting
slow start and blow big to age
more wine celebrates
28 Sep 2017
Special day wishes
with plentifulness around
another year gained
25 Sep 2017
Tic tic tic to start
my own personal proces
and enjoy it through
24 Sep 2017
The summer shown face
bringing warmth with the new time
suspending in wait
23 Sep 2017
Hanging the fuss deep
suspended in the air thin
spread in growing mind
22 Sep 2017
Nine years history
in the eye of the dragon
life written new live
21 Sep 2017
Pushing on all fronts
to hard to sustain to live
but have to push more
20 Sep 2017
Earth moves to cut sparks
developing to talk night
just before seasons
19 Sep 2017
Silence in big noise
smoldering deep in mind cells
slow constant labour
18 Sep 2017
Should burn with the fire
but we burning ourselves
through the piece of wood
17 Sep 2017
The quiet with words
badly spoken after pin
provoking bite tongue
16 Sep 2017
The mindless selfish
god who kills all the beating
earth that we all live
14 Sep 2017
Quiet translation
of easy words in far space
far hanged in waiting
13 Sep 2017
Considering that
like the right place between right
flowing within well
12 Sep 2017
Idea growing
in my head calculating
gains and losses through
11 Sep 2017
First clicks of changes
a machine that is moving
in constant progress
10 Sep 2017
Through the rain and snow
like an emotional hail
goes back and forward
07 Sep 2017
You shall not pass through
and red light indicates that
so return for start
06 Sep 2017
I don't even know
what to write right now and then
while all things just flow
05 Sep 2017
New old connections
like little sparks in the web
changing lighting spots
04 Sep 2017
Make mess and escape
immature response of puff
while pressure builds up
03 Sep 2017
Meeting the guru
like a wide road through the worlds
tasting the life fruits
02 Sep 2017
Poison to his ears
and weird twisting his young soul
to hate what you love

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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