Posts Tagged ‘write’

Missing The Sunset Choices: Revolutionary IMprov Haiku

August 29, 2016

I missed the sunset,/
stayed home, pitted peaches and/
plums, and did laundry.

OR
I missed the sunset,/
stayed home, cleaned, pitted fresh fruit,/
did laundry, and wrote.

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I No Longer Need Courage: Revolutionary IMprov Haiku

August 29, 2016

People claim that I’m/
courageous to write the way/
I do. I was, once.

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!

Write To Write: Revolutionary IMprov Napkin Haiku

July 30, 2015

Back with a vengeance/
is present tense. You need to/
write to just write, right?

Dear Cupid: Romantic Blogging Iambic Poem

February 12, 2015

Dear Cupid:
This Valentine’s (Single Awareness) Day,/
Don’t let me be stupid.

Hold my fingers and tongue
so I won’t write or say
something dumb.

Oh. Wait.
Too late.
I already did.

Hey Cupid!
If you care,
do some repair.

The Purpose Of Life, Mio: Revolutionary ConTEXTing Haiku

November 19, 2014

As I walk through art,/
I ask myself: “What the hell/
am I doing? Write!”

Dream Writing: Romantic ImproVerse Haiku

July 27, 2014

Why would I write her?/
Because even a poet/
has the right to dream.

I Keep Writing This: Revolutionary Blogging Haiku

May 9, 2014

I write. People read/
and misinterpret and get/
upset. Should I stop?

Another Haiku That’s Not: Romantic Pre-Valentine’s Day Haiku

February 13, 2014

May I write a new/
haiku for you? One that is/
not really? Again?

Observationalism — Seeing Is Seeing: Revolutionary ConTEXTing Haiku

February 1, 2014

Folks ask how I see/
so much. I write of what I/
see. Then I see more. See?