Why And How I Write: CyranoWriter’s 7+ Years Of Poetry, Prose, Photography And Creativity

May 8, 2016

More than 7 years ago, in January, 2009, I heard a poet read at President Obama’s first inauguration. I thought: “I can do that!” And so I started.
Making a goal of writing and posting a poem or creative piece every day, I put my creative thoughts into this blog. Most are short poems, which I try to make into Haiku (they are in the sense that they are 5/7/5). Some are longer. Some are free verse. Some are prose pieces. Some are silly. Most are serious and observational.

All of them feed my soul.
(Here is a great piece from Dead Poets Society / Robin Williams)

During the more than 7 years since then, I’ve written more than 6500 poetic and prose pieces. Along the way, I’ve discovered / invented three different types of electronic media poetry: ConTEXTing, IMprov, and ImproVerse. Each of these three has to do with an electron delivery method (phone texting, Instant messaging or IMing, and improv voice recognition.)

Some of the pieces are “romantic” in nature (I’m currently single, have been for nearly a decade, so these writings talk about the pathos of that state). Others are observations of either nature or human nature. Many deal with the issues we all face daily. And still others are just thoughts and musings, prompted by my observations of what is happening around me. Some are augmented by my photography. Most are left for you, the reader, to visualise in your mind. All of these reflect how I see the world, and what living and observing and just being means to me.

My hope, my dream, is that people will read my work and “see new”. They’ll think about how they see or what they feel about the things I see and feel. And, most importantly, I hope my writing, day after day after day after day, will inspire others to simply see, to observe the amazingness happening around them, and to capture it in whatever form or style they choose.

People tell me “I used to write. I wish I could write more. I need to write more.” To them — to YOU — I say: “Do.” Because, 7 years ago, I heard another poet. And then, I did.

PS: My work is in chronological order, with the most recent writings immediately following this post. If you are looking for a particular subject or topic, type in some key works in the “Search” bar (above right), and it should bring up all my writing related to that topic. “Prince Charming” seems to be a popular search!

Love’s True Disciple Example: Revolutionary IMprov Haiku

August 21, 2017

He often thinks that,/
if love’s a religion, she’s/
a true disciple.

On The Other Side Of West Chickamauga Creek: Revolutionary IMprov Haiku

August 21, 2017

If whiners must move/
gray statues from national/
parks, I’ve land nearby.

Kein Kristallnacht Hier Bei US: Revolutionary IMprov Haiku

August 20, 2017

If you have* scapegoats,/
you can abdicate what you’re /
responsible for.
OR
*When you use scapegoats,

Dateline: Rexburg, ID, Center of Totality. Where is Everyone? Revolutionary IMprov Haiku

August 20, 2017

Eclipse sunglasses, Rexburg, Idaho, Great American Eclipse August 2017Remember that time/
God held a solar eclipse/
And no one showed up?

What The Spirit Says, Do: Revolutionary Blogging Haiku

August 12, 2017

When the Spirit says/
to do something, do that, and/
watch it all work out.

Those Who Have Ears To Hear, Let Them: Revolutionary IMprov Haiku

August 11, 2017

It’s perplexing when/
you know you should say “Goodbye!”/
but don’t know how to.

Proud Of My Son’s Battle: Revolutionary IMprov Haiku

August 11, 2017

From Butt Hut’s Q joynt
deep in Gawguh, yo’ daddy
Sez “Daym boy, I’m proud!”
Proud of my son -- at Athens GA Butt Hutt BBQ

Tree Planting Allegory: Romantic IMprov Rhyming Haiku

August 7, 2017

Dig holes. Plant trees. Will/Planting black walnut trees on the banks of Chickamauga Creek, Northwest Georgia on my mind
they grow? Wait and see. It’s a/
good allegory.

Ironic — No Eclipse For Craters Of The Moon Lament: Revolutionary Blogging Haiku

August 4, 2017

Craters of the Moon /
Park lies outside the Eclipse/
path. How ironic.

Big Changes Comin’ : Revolutionary IMprov Haiku

August 3, 2017

Big change is comin’.
Big changes comin’ real soon?
I can’t tell fo sho.
Big Change is Comin'