senryu : almost midnight

Darn! almost midnight!
gotta hammer out a poem
one a day is nuts

senryu by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

Somedays I don’t know why I decided on one a day but I’m sticking to it so far, trying to get to that one year mark.  I may not get the picture up, nor the essay/fiction but the poem always makes that midnight deadline.

It’s funny how you start something –writing a haiku/senryu and then you’re doing it everyday.  Suddenly you get this idea, “I’m doing this everyday so I have to do it everyday, no empty spots on the calendar.”  And the days when your mind draws a blank or you don’t get that article written in time because you had other things on your plate, you wonder, “why did I start this?” “what am I trying to prove?”  And you know, what?  I don’t have an answer.  It just happened is all.

How about you?  Why are you writing most days?