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A Pacific Northwest poet, writing confessional and haunting poetry.

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May 2018

May 26 prompt

So, many of you know I juggle my time back and forth between Ariel & CC Willow, between poetry & painting. There are times I feel that tug-of-war more than others …

Last night I stayed up uploading artwork onto ties – the latest product introduced on ShopVida (just in time for Dad’s Day!)

So let’s make today’s prompt “tying one on” because I feel rather drunk with not enough sleep …

 

 

Today’s example … “Essential Needs

 

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And speaking of art collections – I upload my various ones here …

Ariel on ShopVida

Ariel on RedBubble

CC Willow Originals on Etsy

CC Willow on ShopVida

CC Willow on RedBubble

 

 

 

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May 26 prompt

Today’s prompt is inspired by my cat …

“sleeping

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May 25 prompt

 

Headed downtown because it is the day to switch out exhibits!

Today’s prompt is “taking down art” Continue reading “May 25 prompt”

May 23 prompt & poem

As CC Willow, one of my art mediums is digital photography.  And, oft-times, those photos inspire a poem (or three).

I’m looking at one of my pieces today of my late hubby hugging a Redwood tree.  Truth be told, Continue reading “May 23 prompt & poem”

May 22 prompt & poem

Today is National Solitaire Day. I find games can be used for great effect as metaphors in poetry.

Today’s prompt is “solitaire” Continue reading “May 22 prompt & poem”

May 21 prompt

 

It’s such nice weather today … let’s make today’s poem be a happy, peaceful one.

Today’s prompt is “garden gate”. Continue reading “May 21 prompt”

May 19 prompt and poem

The past few days I have been unexpectedly participating in holding a bullying manager accountable for their actions. Continue reading “May 19 prompt and poem”

May 16 prompt

SLIDing today … and SLIDing blind for the most part.

Let’s not go too far for today’s prompt .

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May 15 prompt and poem

It’s been perfect gardening weather and all the green inhabitants of Boxwood Cottage are growing like… well, a weed! Including the ivy.

When we bought Boxwood Cottage, it came with a few “wild areas covered with English Ivy under the trees. Continue reading “May 15 prompt and poem”

May 14 prompt and poem

I’ve been having today’s prompt muse around my head, re-arranging the furniture, knocking down walls.

Today’s prompt is “write a love letter”. Continue reading “May 14 prompt and poem”

May 13 prompt and poem

Let’s go the other way this Mother’s Day –  Even if you don’t all have a child, we all have been children at some point.

Remember what that was Continue reading “May 13 prompt and poem”

May 12 prompt and poem

 

Perhaps you have someone who you love like a mother. Maybe there’s someone who chides you like a Continue reading “May 12 prompt and poem”

May 11 prompt

Today I’ve been thinking of one of my favorite artists, Vincent Van Gogh… and, hey, I’ve a pix taken yesterday of him & I together – him the beauty, me the brains.

My favorite portrayal of Vincent was in Dr Who (the episode that centered around the Church of Auvers painting), when Smith’s Doctor & Amy Pond spent time with Vincent. We almost all know that Van Gogh suffered

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May 10 prompt

Tech issues …

Today’s promot is “may I”

May 9 prompt

I have something that has become a theme=of=the-day so …

Today’s prompt is “imposition”. Continue reading “May 9 prompt”

May 8 prompt & poem

Today I pull out another National Day … and it should be a holiday, in my estimation! It is Have A Coke Day, or in Twitter speech – #NationalHaveACokeDay.

It’s no secret I am a Cocaholic – a devout Coca Cola Classic imbiber, something I was proudly addicted to …

At least, I was. Until 8 days ago, when I went cold-turkey on Mexican Coca Cola caramel concoction. That’s a big part of why I’ve missed days lately; I’ve been fighting that withdrawal crash. And it’s a double-whammy as, my doctor reminds me, I used it to manage my symptoms, to self-medicate.

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Coca-Cola sloagans through the years ….

This week, my “Coke” consists of water muddled with lemon juice in a Coke glass. And I hope this withdrawal tapers off soon. I was a heavy Coke-drinker … a “Coke”-head; it may take a while to purge.

I didn’t “have” to quit – I’m not diabetic. It was a conscious decision – partly to save money, partly to lose weight. I was inspired quite a bit by my friend, Gene Stewart, purging it from his diet. And there are worse addictions I have never suffered from – alcohol, tobacco, street drugs. I understand the withdrawal is harder from those.

So I’ll keep riding out this out. And while I’ll rock my “Coca-Cola Adds Life to Me” shirt (maybe play pool with my Coca-Cola cue stick) – my Coke glass will stick with that clear, lemon-infused water.

And write an ode to the “Elixer of Life” that served me so well for so long …

Today’s prompt is “have a coke”.

And, No, I’m not getting rid of my Coca-Cola paraphernalia! Even the empty bottles still have their uses! Pretty sure that when I’m ready to add Coke back into my life, It’ll still be available; its been around since 1891.

Let me share one of my “Coke” poems …

Mexican Coca Cola


Want to look up a past prompt? Maybe one of my past Pinterest “Ariel’s List”?

I’ve made it easy for you. You can find them in my archive on my Poetry Prompts page.


Took a couple of pages out of CC Willlow’s play book … started loading my poetry memes onto RedBubble (as ArielPacNWpoet) & ShopVida (poet-ariel).

May 7 prompt & poem

It’s been a few days … I fell out again. Or down. Pesky rabbit holes – or was it worm-holes into other places?

Well, today I have an craving that has pulled me back here. Continue reading “May 7 prompt & poem”

May 4 prompt

We’re going easy today … because I am a life-long Star Wars geek! Yep, Han Solo is my ideal man, I don’t wear real fur ’cause Ewoks are cute, and, damn, I’m a Rebel Princess!

Today’s prompt is “May the Fourth be with you. 

You are a Jedi Master … What do you need to share with your young jedis?


Want to look up a past prompt? Maybe one of my past Pinterest “Ariel’s List”?

I’ve made it easy for you. You can find them in my archive on my Poetry Prompts page.


 

May 3 prompt

I am still really having fun with playing with the blitz form from yesterday – so let’s give it a spotlight today! Today’s prompt is to write a blitz poem. 

Check out my blitz page on how this fun format is done!

 


Want to look up a past prompt? Maybe one of my past Pinterest “Ariel’s List”?

I’ve made it easy for you. You can find them in my archive on my Poetry Prompts page.


Salem Poetry Project is tonight at Salem’s Barrel & Keg 7-8:30 pm.

I am practicing my ABC poem; hoping to perform it tonight during the open mic portion.

 

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