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 © 2015 by Freeman Ng

My novel of Joan of Arc!

day 16993-3-2015
 the city
 of small creatures
 days' cares
day 16983-2-2015
 the storm clouds swallow
 the city
day 16973-1-2015
 will ignore you
 ruffling their feathers
day 16962-28-2015
 the finches
 will ignore you
day 16952-27-2015
 of air
 the highest mountains
day 16942-26-2015
 fog song
 the drip drip drip
 of air
day 16932-25-2015
 the thrush
 I could not see
 fog song
day 16922-24-2015
 breathing each other
 the redwoods
 the thrush

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