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 18197-1-2015
 travel stories
 how far we could drive
 before dawn
day 18186-30-2015
 the grey geese
 and their insistent
 travel stories
day 18176-29-2015
 of purpose overhead
 the gray geese
day 18166-28-2015
 in the wind
 the treetops'
day 18156-27-2015
 the long shadows
 of the sandpipers
 in the wind
day 18146-26-2015
 lapping up
 the long shadows
day 18136-25-2015
 our conversation
 with the absent-minded
day 18126-24-2015
 the fog
 that rolled into
 our conversation

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