Alright, kids. Here’s what’s going down.
In the name of Rock & Roll and dweebiness and in an effort to do something consistent in an inconsistent field, I’m going to take to twitter and write one Haiku every 24 hours for the entirety of 2013. It’s either going to be pointless or zenlike, depending on the bitterness of your philosophy. But mostly I want to give people a reason to check in on ol’ Danger more often, and at the same time develop my linguistic short game.
I have to write that poem that day. I won’t prewrite anything. Just like Jack in the Box, I’ll not make it until the zeitgeist orders it.
I’ll try to keep it as topical as possible, but I do encourage y’all to screw with me. Tweet me with a word, and at least once a week I’ll either work that word into a poem or use the general vibe of the word. Remember, I’m the guy whose proudest musical accomplishment is the rhyming of ‘island oasis’ with ‘homeostasis’. I’m interested in a bit of a challenge. So long as you collectively agree to not be total dicks, I think it could be a good time.
On that note, I’ll welcome any ‘tag team tweets’ where you write a haiku for me for the day. A daily commitment is a bastard, so if you want to give me a break I’ll take it as a kindness. I’ll probably write another anyway, though, but either way tweet it over to me and I’ll RT it.
At the end of the week, I’ll compile them into a nice, easily digestible Tumblr post for all to enjoy. What I’m really curious about is to see if I can make it the year and then read them all in one go. Some sort of “Megaiku”, if you will.
Think of it like Julie & Julia, except I’m a total f’n square and I know it. Also a dude.