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!

Upcoming Possibilities: Romantic ConTEXTing Haiku

December 8, 2016

My hands are sore. My/
heart is full. If she’d let me/
fall for her, I might.

Tahiti Trip Slip: Romantic ImproVerse Iambic Poem

December 3, 2016

He,
companion needy,
will take her to Tahiti.

She,
travel greedy,
will go,
so,
I’ll watch her trip,
but can’t prevent her slip.

Silly Me (Again) Poetry For A Lady In Red: Romantic ImproVerse Free Verse

December 3, 2016

To the lady in red,
I would have said
she looked pretty,
but it’s been told to me
That my unrequited
unrequested
poetry
is quite silly,

so I didn’t.

When The Art Museum Is Empty, It’s Enough: Revolutionary Email Sonnet

November 30, 2016

When the art museum is empty,
and its gifts are mine to own,
I wander through halls of beauty
and ponder being alone.

Surrounded by creativity
and others’ visionary views,
I think in artistic silence
and dance solo with the Muse.

My heart is never heavy
as I view creation’s light,
where each unique gallery
helps set my world aright.

Would it be better to have someone else near?
Perhaps. But tonight, it’s just me who’s here.

A Surprise Contemplation: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku Lament

November 30, 2016

When a guy who you/
admire gets dumped, you wonder/
what chances you have.*
OR
if you stand a chance.

Sunrise Surprise Rolling Art Show: Revolutionar ImproVerse Haiku

November 30, 2016

Watch closely from trains/
to get your own personal/
sunrise and art show.Rolling Sunrise Surprise Art Show: View from FrontRunner Commuter Train east toward graffitied box cars

Return Of The Heating Pad: Romantic ImproVerse Haiku Lament

November 29, 2016

returned heating pad to keep me warm at nightMy heating pad was/
returned. She found someone else/
to warm her at night.

Experience Is A Cruel Teacher: Romantic ConTEXTing Haiku

November 29, 2016

She wonders why he/
doubts and fears. She doesn’t know/
his experience.

Two Ducks And The Morning Train: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

November 29, 2016

Two ducks try to keep/
up with my train. They fail. It’s/
fun to watch them try.
2 Ducks Race FrontRunner, Nov 2016, Jordan River between Lehi and Draper

Bless Not Need: Romantic IMprov Haiku

November 28, 2016

It’s true: You women /
do not need we men. But can’t/
we bless each other?