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 15459-30-2014
 snow days
 classrooms minds the fields
 lie fallow
day 15449-29-2014
 until I tasted them
 I didn't fully understand
 snow days
day 15439-28-2014
 red and yellow and brown
 falling through my dream
 until I tasted them
day 15429-27-2014
 among the living trees
 the dead bits fall
 red and yellow and brown
day 15419-26-2014
 the small forest creatures
 such a mass of living flesh
 among the living trees
day 15409-25-2014
 the forest
 of the hours
 the small forest creatures
day 15399-24-2014
 drying
 in the sun
 the forest
day 15389-23-2014
 done
 the painted sunset
 drying

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