31 Jul 2014
bathe me in opium
so I remain hooked
on you
30 Jul 2014
in the dark
clear eyes stare at me.
puppy love
29 Jul 2014
you and I
reflected on the moon
dancing shadows
25 Jul 2014
your musky fragrance
is opium
23 Jul 2014
I am content
with the gift I have
your heart
22 Jul 2014
you and I
dancing on the moon
all night long
21 Jul 2014
dreaming of you
dancing on the moon
all night long
18 Jul 2014
you and me
on magic sea ride
the waves sing
17 Jul 2014
this feast of jewels
shimmers against the lush greens
wafting aroma
14 Jul 2014
driving me crazy
with your lollipop kisses
blooming silver dew
11 Jul 2014
swaying stream
I shadow
the damselfly
10 Jul 2014
child’s laughter
on soft breeze
09 Jul 2014
laughter lines
crinkling in my eyes
he kisses me
08 Jul 2014
you and I
our laughter blending
windy night
07 Jul 2014
after the rains
rainbows do the waltz
sky party
04 Jul 2014
soul of emptiness
your billowing silver shroud
erases my tears
03 Jul 2014
shamelessly woman
these breasts pulsate with desire
for him of my dreams

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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