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 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

A novel of Joan of Arc!

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day 15138-29-2014
 you and I
 from horizon to horizon
 a slow drift of clouds
day 15128-28-2014
 the night creatures
 fox and owl on the hunt
 you and I
day 15118-27-2014
 my dreams
 passing on small feet
 the night creatures
day 15108-26-2014
 tomorrow's sunrise
 preparing to break through
 my dreams
day 15098-25-2014
 today's tasks
 tomorrow's sunrise
day 15088-24-2014
 the bridge
 of spider thread
day 15078-23-2014
 onto Folsom
 the Bridge
day 15068-22-2014
 the sky on its back
 the world beneath its feet

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