A Haiku about Writing Haikus

In this writing assignment (rated three stars), I wanted to write a poem about how difficult the writing process can be.  It was really what I was experiencing while writing this long haiku; counting on fingers the words and syllables in hopes that what I want to say will get across.

I called on a spark,

Some sort of great idea.

And yet, nothing came


Late into the night,

Inspiration set me free.

I plead with the muse


But she shakes her head,

Laughs in my face, steals my peace;

No care for poor me.


To leave me counting

On fingers, the syllables

In hopes this makes sense.