Pardon, Master, I will be correspondent to command And do my spiriting gently ~ Homer’s Ariel, in The Tempest”

A Pacific Northwest poet                        

A scriber of haunting confessional poetry, whimsies, political irony and a recorder of nature.

Upcoming Events

Sept 23, 2018 Poems for Peace Poetry Reading  2-4 pm Salem Library

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In 2011, I participated in the Salem Peace Mosiac, a community project to create a Peace Mural (with artist Lynn Takata)  for “the City of Peace”.

The aging building it covers is now facing demolition, so Save the Mosiac committee  And Mid Valley Poets Association have scheduled a fundraising poetry reading.

For details see the events page.

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Poetry Memes’s 

A collection of memes I created for Twitter’s #1linewed games. These are also available on my RedBubble products (search “ArielPacNWpoet”) and ShopVida

Moments Before Midnight bookPoetry Collections

My non-poetry can be found at Ariel writes …


Ariel, CC Willow & other Aliases Offering daily prompts for poeming!

Most recent post: Sept 19 prompt

Poetry Prompts

Archive of daily poetry prompts. Also a place to download a monthly prompt list, like September’s !


  • Bits of Cyn: Erotic poetry. In Progress.
  • Cascades – Poems about the Pacific Northwest In Progress
  • Chasing Tiger – Poems of the joys and heartbreak of love – both requited and unrequited – In Progress
  • House of Breakage – poems about poverty in America. In Progress.
  • The Waiting Room – Poems of Mourning. In Progress.

Novels & Works In Progress

  • Everybody Likes Pie – When the quirky tourist town of PIe, home of a popular cartoon creator, gets invaded by ultra-conservatives, the beloved Oregon town stops being so beloved and instead becomes a showdown between isolation and diversity. More than gravity waves got skewed here!
  • In Defense of T – A romance: In the pursuit of independence and casual sex, Cyn falls in love – with the capital L. Wait? Is that a thing? Cyn never believed so – and still doesn’t want to …
  • Leaf On the Ground – A romantic fantasy. Lefan is a modern-day fairy trying to pass undetected in the Pacific NW, while working for the State – this meant losing her wings. Life is complicated enough – but why did she have to fall for a mortal?
  • Leaf on the Water – Fai Windkin and the Pacific NW fairy clans – both native and celtic – strive to protect a lake from an ambitious water-scavenging company …and that’s how the human got shrunk!
  • Stuck Here In The Middle with You – A romance/thriller. A former playgirl who must escape a storm-ridden island after being shipwrecked with various ex-lovers … and the only man she ever loved.

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My Alter Ego

Participant in October’s 2017 Westminister Festival of Fine Arts.

Updated Sept 10th

My alter ego, Pacific NW artist CC Willow

Ariel Painting

Most of the art and photographs on this site is my own CC Willow pieces.

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During September, I have three art pieces on display in the 2018 Paint The Town Art Show at the Elsinore Framing and Art Gallery in downtown Salem. (As Ariel, I also have three poems displayed.)
I have sample art gallery here along with links to my work and online Etsy store.

Upcoming Art Shows:

  • July 3 – September 30, 2018 Spinnaker Art Hanging at Spinnaker Landing,  in south Salem, Oregon near the airport.
  • September 5, 2018 2018 Paint The Town Art Show Reception 5-8 pm. Music by celtic harpist, Tyger Bailey. Awards ceremony.
  • September 5 – 28, 2018 19th Annual Paint The Town Show featuring en plein airepieces created in the Salem area over the summer.  This is the third year the it has been expanded to include Write The Town – poetry written during the plein air events.
  • December 5, 2018 Something Red Art Walk Reception,Downtown Salem, Oregon.
  • Dec 5-31, 2018  Something Red Art Walk throughout the Downtown Salem, Oregon.