About Gene Gryniewicz

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I am a Poet. I have always been a Poet. And an Artist – or an Illustrator more like. I have always been either one or the other … or a sometimes Photogapher. A Nature Photographer. I have always been one or the other of those …

I am a Storyteller! I have been a Storyteller forever …

— then I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2005 and I stopped writing Poetry. I don’t know why. I stopped drawing; I blamed it on the tremours …

 I couldn’t control my hand. Couldn’t stipple or crosshatch even simply. I never could draw a straight line,  but now I had an excuse for it …

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I could still take pictures so I did. Though not very good ones; it always seemed that either nature refused to hold still or my hand – arm – right leg – more and more of me – refused to hold still. I blamed it on the Parkinson’s … but kept on taking bad pictures.

And some of them weren’t so bad. Aren’t — I still tell stories. Folktales, mostly. And, recently, I started writing again –> some poems –> the occasional haiku –> children’s stories. I still can’t draw a straight line … but with meds, and exercise, and patience … I am running out of excuses for not drawing crooked lines.

 

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3 Responses to About Gene Gryniewicz

  1. time to pick at the seams of the universe … open up a little tear in the fabric of … things … and have a look-see at what’s on the other side

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  2. FRANK & GABRIELLA GREENE says:

    YOU ARE ALL OF THEM AN EXCELLENT……..POET ARTIST, ILLUSTRATOR AND PHOTOGRAPHER …

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