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.

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Just Released

Nov 27, 2018 On The Platform Waiting: a Writers Group Anthology

Poetry Memes

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: Mar 18 prompt and poem

Poetry Prompts

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

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  • 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

My alter ego, Pacific NW artist CC WillowUpdated Dec 2nd

Ariel Painting

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

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Salem Art Walk returns Apr 3rd


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

Upcoming Art Shows:

  • Mar 1, 2019 I will be teaching a 6-week class “Playing In Your Art Journal: Exploring Multimedia Techniques4-6 pm Fridays at Prism Gallery. Open to the public. Free.
  • Mar 6 – 28, 2019 Unveiling of 2019 Cherry Blossom Festival Parasols # Downtown Salem. My five parasols are distributed between Capital Community Television, Salem Multicultural Gallery/World Beat, and the new downtown CreativiTEE Studio
  • Salem Art Walk has shifted from Last Fridays to First Wednesdays and re-opens April 3rd
  • Salem Art Walk May 1st
  • Summer 2019 AiA’s Paint The Town/ Write The Town series starts May/June (TBD) in Salem, OR