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. Now, in my fourth year, I'm writing 3-5-3 haiku on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 5-7-5 on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6 word haiku on Saturdays, and resting from all the rules on Sundays.


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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

The long wait is over!


day 13844-22-2014
 trees striding toward us
 on their gnarled feet one slow step
 in a hundred years
day 13834-21-2014
 the nothing
 outside this window
 shines brightly
day 13824-20-2014
 on the bamboo
 I will arise
day 13814-19-2014
 the vigil
 only the stars
day 13804-18-2014
 daylight dimmed
 the world fades beneath
 passing cloud
day 13794-17-2014
 at the piano
 this girl I once babysat
 inside the music
day 13784-16-2014
 gibbous moon
 filling the garden
 with silence
day 13774-15-2014
 seatmate's magazine
 Live Your Life to the Fullest
 the plane achieves lift

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