how important are daily posts?

haiku for today (and a few extra to make up for recent no-post days):

Seeing red mourning

parade: caterwauling lies

across DMZ

~ ~ ~

late December moon’s

false smile jeers against blackdrop

lopsided guide home

~ ~ ~

stars spit sarcasm

like hypocrites in church pews

bared teeth grimaces

~ ~ ~

Brookside’s gardens glow

360 degrees

year-round delight!

 ~ ~ ~

rainbow strings at night

dolphins in pools of blue

cultivated glee

~ ~ ~

hard frost nips knuckles

curtain calls spotlight true verve

facsimiles banned!

~ ~ ~

[*haiku notes:  I’m bending the rules of haiku, developing my own haiku style ~ but finding the 5/7/5 (syllables per line) allows me to express the days’ experiences well]

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I do eclectic well.

Recent days have been filled with sunshine and rain, lightness and darkness, natural light and man-made lights, joys and sorrows.

All of this is perfect backdrop (or blackdrop) for year-end reflection, for new year planning and goal-setting.

I wonder whether anyone ‘gets’ similar meaning from my haiku, whether the general sense of what I’m writing to is coming through, whether when I reread these haiku months from now I will recall the driving forces behind them?

And I ponder whether it matters?

When I began this blog several weeks ago, I was determined to write at minimum one haiku per day.  I’ve already broken that pledge (but have written the equivalent of one haiku per day; does that count?).  Is it important to write each day?  My answer is “Yes!”  My reasons for this are that the purpose was to develop discipline, to develop my blogging voice beyond that of ‘just haiku’ (although the haiku experience has been rewardingly rich for me already), to improve my proficiency in using WordPress.

So I will re-commit to trying, no matter how weary, to post at least one haiku per day, to work toward one haiku PLUS a worthwhile blog post per day. And I will try to write earlier in the day.

Time will tell; it always does.

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