Welcome to Haiku Diem, where I've been posting one new haiku every day since July 9th, 2010!

You can read the most recent eight days' worth in the panel to the right, and see them all through the Facebook, Twitter, or Google+ links below.

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Note: In the first year of Haiku Diem, I followed the popular 5-7-5 form for my haiku. (Five syllables in the first line, seven in the second, and five in the third.) For Year Two, I switched to 3-5-3. In year three, I took a break from following any pattern at all. In my fourth year, I wrote 3-5-3 haiku on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 5-7-5 on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6 word haiku on Saturdays, and rested from all the rules on Sundays. Now, in my fifth and final year, I'm not following any syllabic patterns but am linking every day's haiku into a single long chain of haiku.

              

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About me

I make my living as a software engineer, and live by writing. In addition to these daily haiku, I'm planning to self publish a customizable picture book later this year, and am the author of a novelization of the life of Joan of Arc and The Wineskin Project, a series of short read-aloud plays based on the Gospels that can be freely downloaded for use by churches. You can read more about all this and more at www.AuthorFreeman.com.
Copyright © 2014 by Freeman Ng

My novel of Joan of Arc!

day 160211-26-2014
 said nothing
 to me before
 it set
day 160111-25-2014
 about the sky
 the noisy birds
 said nothing
day 160011-24-2014
 caught in the oaks
 the haiku I wrote
 about the sky
day 159911-23-2014
 in their crabbed hand
 the sun
 caught in the oaks
day 159811-22-2014
 the fireflies
 inscribing urgent messages
 in their crabbed hand
day 159711-21-2014
 gathering again
 (for the last time?)
 the fireflies
day 159611-20-2014
 a false step
 the storm clouds
 gathering again
day 159511-19-2014
 the people
 at the intersection
 a false step

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