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 156510-20-2014
 at the roots
 smell of the earth
 and the stars
day 156410-19-2014
 wake to rain
 and deep water
 at the roots
day 156310-18-2014
 I sleep on
 through the thunder
 wake to rain
day 156210-17-2014
 slow to heal
 the bruise
 I sleep on
day 156110-16-2014
 in the ferry's wake
 the scar on the water
 slow to heal
day 156010-15-2014
 in my eyes
 a ghost city
 in the ferry's wake
day 155910-14-2014
 like the hawk
 I felt my hunger
 in my eyes
day 155810-13-2014
 to descend
 in slow spirals
 like the hawk

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