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 16671-30-2015
 shaped by flesh
 wood and stone
 that house us
day 16661-29-2015
 carrying our words
 vibrations through the air
 shaped by flesh
day 16651-28-2015
 dry and brittle
 the air
 carrying our words
day 16641-27-2015
 crackling underfoot
 summer memories
 dry and brittle
day 16631-26-2015
 the hours
 thatching the sidewalks
 crackling underfoot
day 16621-25-2015
 evaporating
 into empty sky
 the hours
day 16611-24-2015
 the past
 puddling the sidewalks
 evaporating
day 16601-23-2015
 like the stars
 his face revealed
 the past

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