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!

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Just Like Wisconsin Home: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

November 20, 2017

When I can see my/
breath inside, but can’t feel my/
toes, it’s just like home!

Such A Loss: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku Lament

November 19, 2017

Her hands made art, wrote/
words. Now they’ve taken who she/
*was, not all she’ll be.

OR
*was and all she’d be.

BBQ Engagement Dinner ‘Cuz She’s A Dixie Chick: Romantic ImproVerse Haiku

November 7, 2017

Romantic Engagement Dinner, Suthurn style!Get engaged to a/
Dixie woman, CELEBRATE/
with good BBQ!

Engaged! Next Stop — BBQ (‘Cuz She’s Southern Like That) : Romantic ConTEXTing Haiku

November 7, 2017

She first said: “Yes!” and/
then she yelled: “HELL YES!!!” She is/
such a Southern girl!
Marnie_Dave_Engaged_Nov2017

Ring_In_Marnie_Field_Nov2017

Good Reason For Wet Kneecaps: Romantic ImproVerse Haiku

November 7, 2017

wet knees from kneeling twice: 1st to ask, then to give thanksHe’d had wet kneecaps/
before, but this time kneeling/
in grass turned awesome.
Bright ring, shadow on her field -- engagement

Dad’s Lost Again. What Cool Thing Will Happen — Beach Bagpipes in Tahiti: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

October 26, 2017

Palm trees, beach, waves, and … /
Scottish bagpipes. I’m again/
lost. It’s Amazing Grace.

She Casts A Long Shadow: Revolutionary Romantic IMprov Haiku

October 21, 2017

She casts long shadows/
on my Facebook photos, so/
I’ll friend her at last.

Where’s The Beach? Revolutionary Blogging Haiku

October 19, 2017

Tahiti-bound, my/
landlord tells me: Whale season/
starts!” Coincidence?

First Paddle Up The Chickamauga In My New Kayak: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku Lament

October 18, 2017

My first kayak trip./
My phone breaks. No photos. Just/
like Lewis and Clark.

Farewell My Dear Laughing Friend: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku Lament

October 5, 2017

Friends and Christus Farewell old young friend./
I will miss your laugh and love /
but you’re not bound now.