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Ariel

A Pacific Northwest poet, writing confessional and haunting poetry.

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March 2018

Mar 30 & 31 prompts. NaPoWriMo. Poem. Readings. Kitchen Sink.

Today’s is going to be a long post – Because it is the final day to prepare for National Poetry Month and I have a lot of irons in the fire – so to speak.

Yesterday’s prompt was “hyper”.   Continue reading “Mar 30 & 31 prompts. NaPoWriMo. Poem. Readings. Kitchen Sink.”

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Mar 27 & 28 prompt

I keep falling down those rabbit holes; seriously, I think that March Hare has a thing for me. But there’s only so long I can walk on ceilings before the need becomes driving for solid earth again.

Yesterday’s prompt was “theater” Continue reading “Mar 27 & 28 prompt”

Mar 26 prompt

The United States right now is craaazy! What ‘s right is wrong, what’s black is white, what’s up is down; feeding the hungry is being outlawed, defending the vulnerable is being portrayed as attacking white males and the NRA is taking an affront with schoolchildren denouncing slaughter in the schools.

Let’s go to a different time, shall we? Today’s prompt is “September 1960 “. Continue reading “Mar 26 prompt”

Mar 25 prompt

I’m not a smoker but…Today’s prompt is “an ashtray”. Continue reading “Mar 25 prompt”

Mar 24 prompt

Today is one of my favorite days – my “baby” sister’s birthday! And I’m missing her.

I remember this day the pictures was taken, a quick Easter picture before heading to church, reaching out towards mom’s pink and purple roses near the driveway.It was a mild spring day in San Jose, early morning,

Strange how photographs hold sounds and scents, emotions .. Continue reading “Mar 24 prompt”

Mar 23 prompt

As a tree-hugger & conservationist, I am alarmed with how we humans impact our earth and our fellow planetary travelers. Especially Continue reading “Mar 23 prompt”

Mar 22 prompt & poem

Today’s is World Water Day and water is a frequent motif in my poetry. Partly because I am a Pisces and water resonates deeply for me – but mostly due to the fact that water is such a major building block for life and humans.

So today’s prompt is “water” ! Continue reading “Mar 22 prompt & poem”

Mar 20 & 21 prompt

Yesterday’s prompt was “International Day of Happiness ” … and it was a happy day for me!

Today’s is Continue reading “Mar 20 & 21 prompt”

Mar 18 & 19 prompt

Yesterday’s prompt was “awkward moments”

Today’s is Continue reading “Mar 18 & 19 prompt”

Mar 17 prompt

I’m out and about today, helping a friend. So posting today’s prompt from my phone…

Today, St Patrick’s Day, is a day of my people … if you count leprechauns as my ancestors! Although Im just as apt to claim the Sidhe and Faire Folk!

So rather than go with the cliche and trite prompts … Today’s prompt is Continue reading “Mar 17 prompt”

Mar 16 prompt and poem

It’s spring and you know our thoughts are going to go towards life and life starting ,,,

Today’s prompt is “kitchen garden “ ... Something I started planting today …

Continue reading “Mar 16 prompt and poem”

Mar 15 prompt- updated w poem

Let’s go a different direction today – as I find a good way to tap into my creative side is to dump it into the uncomfortable deep end of the pool.

Today’s prompt is “Kansas” ...  A place I have never been.  Continue reading “Mar 15 prompt- updated w poem”

Mar 14 prompt and poem

3/14 or 3-14. Or 3.14. <happy dance> It’s PI day.

I love incorporating science and math into the language of poetry. Today’s prompt is “Pi” ...  So write about Pi. Use it as Continue reading “Mar 14 prompt and poem”

Mar 13 prompt

Today’s prompt is “you opened an umbrella indoors” ...

Why?

What happened?

 

 

Mar 12 prompt

 

Okay – getting this train back on track! Let’s get back in the habit of posting early enough for those living east of me – which is most of the world – to use the prompt. LOL

Today’s prompt is “the tang of fresh rain” ... I know petrichor is the smell of the earth after rain; I’m not sure if there is a specific word for the taste of rain.  Let’s find out … Continue reading “Mar 12 prompt”

Mar 9, 10 & 11 prompts & poem

Got behind again – but for a good cause.  There have been some priority physical chores that I tackled (not alone) and that has left me exhausted and very sore.

Yesterday, Continue reading “Mar 9, 10 & 11 prompts & poem”

Mar 8 prompt

Today is International Women’s Day Today prompt is going to repet the question their website poses … “how are you going to push for progress?”.

Got involved last night/this morning on a political Continue reading “Mar 8 prompt”

Mar 7 prompt

Today prompt is “a bank teller”.

Computer issues today …

and I have to head downtown for First Wednesday’s event.

 

 

Mar 6 prompt

My Pinterest Ariel’s List has today’s prompt as “alone in a cathedral”. I’m posting a twist on that today …

Today prompt is “a lone cathedral”. Because it sounds a bit forlorn but also serene and romantic. Maybe even a title of a sci-fi novel … Continue reading “Mar 6 prompt”

Mar 4 & 5 prompts

Today is one of my Bro’s birthday! So I am changing today’s prompt in honor of him. He’s a big Douglas Adams fan – If you are too – or a Hitchhiker – you would know the answer to Life, The Universe & Everything is 42.

So that’s today Prompt – “42”. Because I wish him Everything. Continue reading “Mar 4 & 5 prompts”

Mar 3 prompts & poem

Today’s is World Wildlife Day, a subject dear to my heart. This year they are especially advocating to protect the Big Cats from extinction.

I have quite a few Climate Change/Conservation poems and a good third use the voice of Big Cats as a cry to stop the extinction of Earth’s animals. Continue reading “Mar 3 prompts & poem”

Feb 26 prompt and poem

Getting back to some of my roots today … The prompt is “County Cork”. Continue reading “Feb 26 prompt and poem”

Mar 1 & 2 prompts

Sorry, folks, I fell down a few rabbit-holes. I came up against a deadline on my Cherry Blossom Festival art project, so I had to get hyper-focused. And then, as a result of that hard push, Continue reading “Mar 1 & 2 prompts”

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