26 Sep 2018
Being on the road
as the beginning of all
and tasting the best
24 Sep 2018
Pulling from the ground
long black pipes that have been dry
to flood them with sun
23 Sep 2018
Cheated Japanese
and swirls around the day long
with it's slow finish
22 Sep 2018
Ten years of freedom
and her first big free beach run
ang work all over
21 Sep 2018
Talk over the talk
crunched between the odd times
in parallel move
20 Sep 2018
A nonsense tension
like a first fresh cut spring grass
just the week before
19 Sep 2018
Again once more
repeating the same story
but with different touch
17 Sep 2018
Fixing the problem
between the rain and the sun
not purple but white
16 Sep 2018
Walk around the beach
new smells and things discovered
settling in good life
15 Sep 2018
Erecting the post
digging the whole in the ground
to cage wild jumping
14 Sep 2018
And Friday again
turning to changed tradition
celebrating life
13 Sep 2018
Red rush of weird thought
tightly closed in secret box
flow like an eagle
12 Sep 2018
She follows all day
with lovely wag of her tail
as she settles in
11 Sep 2018
Irrigation ties
swirl around the line like snakes
in the long rows walk
10 Sep 2018
Back to the scheme way
but she jumped the fence that high
and new life is on
09 Sep 2018
Luna in full shine
the whiteness of her blooming
taking everyone
05 Sep 2018
The last time moments
turned to new chapters ahead
with the flow it goes
04 Sep 2018
From one rush straight to
another hot push again
but that's for the week
03 Sep 2018
Buds are bursting now
in new season widening
with wild spread around
02 Sep 2018
Touch of everything
between the downpours and dry
like kaleidoscope
01 Sep 2018
Looking for fragrance
just behind own build net fence
indulging those tastes

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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