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  Offering daily prompts for poeming!

Most recent post: Feb 18 prompt

Poetry Memes

A collection of memes I created for Twitter’s !1linewed games. These are also availible on my RedBubble products (search “CC Willow)

Poetry Prompts

Archive of daily poetry prompts. Also a place to download a monthly prompt list, like February’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 Jan 27th   

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


Upcoming event is February’s First Wednesday; I will be a featured artist at Dave Wilson Designer Goldsmith.

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:

Feb 7, 2018 Featured Artist at Dave Wilson Designer Goldsmith for First Wednesday. Downtown Salem, Oregon

Feb 23, 2018 Last Friday Artwalk in the Downtown Salem, Oregon.

Mar 7, 2018  Cherry Blossom Parasols @ First Wednesday – Downtown Salem, Oregon.

Mar 30, 2018  Last Friday Artwalk in the Downtown Salem, Oregon.

Apr 27, 2018  Last Friday Artwalk in the Downtown Salem, Oregon.