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 17625-5-2015
 as this moonlit sea
 whispered words I couldn't quite catch
 the world turned
day 17615-4-2015
 I've never seen
 a night as dark
 as this moonlit sea
day 17605-3-2015
 my name
 is written on a tree
 I've never seen
day 17595-2-2015
 in passing
 did I hear a stranger say
 my name?
day 17585-1-2015
 the butterflies
 net my fluttering thoughts
 in passing
day 17574-30-2015
 chasing the clouds
 the children in the field
 the butterflies
day 17564-29-2015
 rush hour
 all those cars
 chasing the clouds
day 17554-28-2015
 across the asphalt
 the tumbling styrofoam cups
 rush hour

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