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 15379-22-2014
 pause for thought
 no harm
 done
day 15369-21-2014
 I forgot to praise
 the busy man's
 pause for thought
day 15359-20-2014
 today's light
 another thing
 I forgot to praise
day 15349-19-2014
 my father's suits
 his voice toward the end
 today's light
day 15339-18-2014
 filling the closet
 days of sameness
 my father's suits
day 15329-17-2014
 the smell of mint
 from a worn pocket
 filling the closet
day 15319-16-2014
 an empty sky
 from the open window
 the smell of mint
day 15309-15-2014
 empty windows
 looking out on
 an empty sky

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