Posts Tagged ‘create’

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!

I Am Charlie: Revolutionary ImproVerse Free Verse Poem

January 8, 2015

First performance of I am Charlie - Pen and Poetry
Whether for cartoonists,
or cops,
or comics
or commentators,

or dancers,
or artists,
or poets,
or actors,
or journalists,
or designers,
or satirists,
or writers,

we stand,
free,
and dance,
free,
and paint,
free,
and create,
free,
and write,
free,
and speak,
freely,
free.

Can you hear
the people sing,
and speak,
and draw,
and write,
and dance,
and act,
and be?

Je suis
Charlie.

Je suis Ahmed.
Je suis CHARLIE -- I am Charlie

Adopt, Adapt, And Learn: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

November 20, 2014

Whether you create/
or innovate, sometimes you/
can adapt and learn.
OR
Whether you create/
or innovate, always try/
to adapt and learn.

You Make Me Weep: Revolutionary ImproVerse Free Verse

November 19, 2014

How would it be to inspire men to weep, artist?How would it be/
to be/
an artist who makes/
people weep/
with the beauty/
you create?

Romantic Certainty Failure: Romantic IMprov Free Verse Poem

December 2, 2013

In the pursuit of/
romantic certainty,/
I’ve created/
only the certainty /
of my relationship/
failure.

A Late Night Knight’s Tale: Revolutionary Email Haiku

March 21, 2013

We create (she said),/
our own lives. I agreed with/
her and changed our stars.

Blind Prison Bars: Romantic ImproVerse Haiku Lament

February 24, 2013

Moonlight shining through/
window blinds creates prison/
bars around my heart.

Creating A Body Of Work: Romantic ImproVerse Haiku

January 6, 2013

If I could create/
a body of work on your
body, would you trust?

Creative Patience: Revolutionary IMprov Haiku

September 22, 2012

Creativity/
requires patience, not only/
from the creator.

A Creative’s Highest And Greatest Good: Revolutionary Email Sonnet

June 20, 2012

What is, as a creative,
my highest and greatest good?
Is it to feed the impoverished natives?
Or make their plight understood?

Or is it to elevate
the souls of men
with turns of phrases I create
which no one else will or can?

To lift, to raise ever higher
their feelings, joy and rapture?
To enlighten, move to action, and inspire
by seeing and saying what most can’t capture?

Isn’t this the creative’s highest call?
To observe and reveal grand visions to all?