“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.

Poetry Collections 

My non-poetry can be found at Ariel writes …


Ariel, CC Willow & other Aliases   Daily posts through April, National Poetry Writing Month – Includes compiled prompts from several Poem-A-Day challenges

Upcoming Chapbooks

  • Chasing Tiger: Poems of the joys and heartbreak of love – both requited and unrequited – Near finalization
  • The Waiting Room – Poems of Mourning
  • Cascades – Poems about the Pacific Northwest
  • Bits of Cyn – Erotic poems


Novels – Works In Progress

  • 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 – 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?
  • Stuck Here In The Middle with You – A romance/thriller novel about 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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If you wish to be a Patron of Arts – you can sign up here on my Patreon account. I am looking for Patrons to assist me in my chapbooks, seasonal Poem-A-Day Challenges and Poetry projects.

My Alter Ego … 

Participant in the 2016 Westminister Festival of Fine Arts October 6-9, 016 Salem, Oregon.

Updated Apr 1st    


Zentangle 224 ink & watercoor
Zentangle 224 created Mar 31, 2017 during Final Friday Artwalk

My alter ego, Pacific NW artist CC Willow … Most of the art and photographs on this site is my own CC Willow pieces.


April’s featured artist at Prism Gallery, Salem, OR

Many of my pieces are on display last Friday of each month at Final Friday ArtWalk.

I have sample art gallery here along with links to my work and online Etsy store.


Upcoming Art Shows:

Mar 2017 Participating in AiA’s Parasole Painting as part of Salem’s Cherry Blossom Festival in downtown Salem, Oregon.

Apr 28, 2017  Last Friday Artwalk in the Downtown Salem, Oregon. This month’s theme: Stormtroopers.

May 26, 2017  Last Friday Artwalk in the Downtown Salem, Oregon.

Jun 30, 2017  Last Friday Artwalk in the Downtown Salem, Oregon.