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 18257-7-2015
 five years
 of light
 on the bamboo
day 18247-6-2015
 fingers poised
 above the keyboard
 five years
day 18237-5-2015
 by computer light
 I pause as if in prayer
 fingers poised
day 18227-4-2015
 the moon
 I wrote
 by computer light
day 18217-3-2015
 anticipating the day
 we barely saw
 the moon
day 18207-2-2015
 before dawn
 was that a goldfinch
 anticipating the day?
day 18197-1-2015
 travel stories
 how far we could drive
 before dawn
day 18186-30-2015
 the grey geese
 and their insistent
 travel stories

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