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 and a novelization of the life of Joan of Arc this year, and am the author of 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

A novel of Joan of Arc!

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day 14807-27-2014
 like a memory
 of a memory
 the shrouded moon
day 14797-26-2014
 already fading
 the orchids
 like a memory
day 14787-25-2014
 that bloom
 of the world's light
 already fading
day 14777-24-2014
 the roses
 reminding us of things
 that bloom
day 14767-23-2014
 deer
 and the fragrance of
 the roses
day 14757-22-2014
 behind gazing eyes
 the unknowable
 deer
day 14747-21-2014
 unoccupied
 minds on the bus
 behind gazing eyes
day 14737-20-2014
 hugging the curbs
 queues of cars
 unoccupied

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