i got one thing done today.
actually at 3 a.m. during an episode of insomnia.
the rest of my day was taken with various obligations, some commitments i had made, some unforeseen little family crises.
at 3 a.m. i got ravished by an uninvited muse and wrote a new poem, and it was a sweet, sweet moment.
so i won't complain about the thwarting of my plans, because in sum, it was a difficult day and also a better day than i could have predicted.
a stanza from my muse:
i was young then,
and that was all.
more later, when time has passed and i can vet the whole thing with some distance from the newly birthed verses.
also, this pesky chart and analysis showing the relationship between the time an author arises and how productive that author is. i still want more proof of a cause/effect relationship between early rising and excessive artistic prolificacy.
nonetheless, barring proof, i will continue to fret that i will never be as productive as the compulsive 4 am risers.