28 Jun 2013
"My super-ego
is too super for my id,
Mister Freud," said I.
27 Jun 2013
Valley of dry bones
Unreconstituted flesh
Waiting for heaven
25 Jun 2013
Buddha's nirvana
appeals to my empty soul.
Oasis in life?
24 Jun 2013
On top of the world
Spinning, diving to the deck
Life goes up in flames
23 Jun 2013
Lazy Sunday morn
Girls make endless birthday plans
Solace in coffee
20 Jun 2013
Wispy clouds leave a
trail of vapor dust in their
wake as they fly on
19 Jun 2013
Wedding ring feels tight.
Physical metaphor for...
What? I do not know.
18 Jun 2013
Hit the floor running
All systems go go go now!
Forward or no where
17 Jun 2013
Here is the moment
Perfect in imperfection
Love the now you're in
16 Jun 2013
Happy Father's Day
Out to breakfast with my kids
Walnut pancakes yum
14 Jun 2013
Cool breeze through window
I meditate while birds sing
Garbage truck rumbles
12 Jun 2013
the hills are alive
with the sound of music from
local library
10 Jun 2013
This project is like
a constant dripping on my
brain, torture, no end...
09 Jun 2013
ginger, gnarly root.
give your delicate flavor
to my dish tonight.
08 Jun 2013
taste of vanilla
on her lips as I kiss them.
06 Jun 2013
water beads perfectly
on lily's slender green leaves
unmoved by cool breeze
05 Jun 2013
breathe in air breathe out
focus on the mind's movement
thoughts in air thoughts out
03 Jun 2013
Django, slave to free
Wife found in a killing spree
Fly away in glee

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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