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Ariel

A Pacific Northwest poet, writing confessional and haunting poetry.

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nwpoetariel

I identify myself as a Pacific Northwest poet. I have been writing poetry since 1976- and yes - I have been using the pen-name Ariel all this time! I can often be found writing in the Willamette Valley, in Pacific forests or along the Coastlines on Oregon.

Oct 17 prompt and poem

Okay, let’s go with some urban myths now – a little Freddy Kruger, a bloody hook on a car door, a little Hannibal Lecter …
I want to slip my skin off and slide into eerie imagination.

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Oct 16 prompt and poem

My laptop once again is under the weather … but this time I have my desktop operational.
So let’s persist in our spooky shenanigans …

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Oct 15 prompt and poem

Updated. …

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Oct 14 prompt and poem

Keeping with the scary, spooky theme… Continue reading “Oct 14 prompt and poem”

Oct 13 prompt and poem

We went juvenile, now let’s go adult … Continue reading “Oct 13 prompt and poem”

Oct 12 prompt and poem

You know those times you day-dream – wondering how the people in your life Continue reading “Oct 12 prompt and poem”

Oct 11 prompt

It’s late. Or really early depending on where you live. Continue reading “Oct 11 prompt”

Oct 10 prompt and poem

Let’s get a little juvenile today … Continue reading “Oct 10 prompt and poem”

Oct 9 prompt and poem

Happy Tuesday! Back on the eerie prompt wagon … Continue reading “Oct 9 prompt and poem”

Oct 8 prompt and poem

I am doing a little detour from spooky prompts today for history. And I believe we need to look at history to learn from it.

Today is a day USA “celebrates” Columbus “discovering” America. Continue reading “Oct 8 prompt and poem”

Oct 7 prompt and poem

Happy Sunday. I am headed out to Jefferson, Oregon for a potluck with the poets Continue reading “Oct 7 prompt and poem”

Oct 6 prompt and poem

Let’s do two prompts for today. Continue reading “Oct 6 prompt and poem”

Oct 5 prompt and poem

Following on the theme of spooky Halloween prompts … Continue reading “Oct 5 prompt and poem”

Oct 4 prompt and poem

Today’s prompt is for those who like to cook … Continue reading “Oct 4 prompt and poem”

Oct 3 prompt and poem

I’m posting this a little early; it’s a day for some self-care. I received Continue reading “Oct 3 prompt and poem”

Oct 2 prompt and poem

Today, I want to note that it is International Day of Non-Violence. As an advocate of peace, I just can’t let a day like this go Continue reading “Oct 2 prompt and poem”

Oct 1 prompt and poem

October has now started AND I do plan on playing with spooky monstrous prompts this month.  I love Halloween almost as much as Americans love their coffee. Almost, but not quite as much. For coffee is not a yearly indulgence nor a monthly one – not even a daily one – but an hourly indulgence.

Given what today is, I am waiting until tomorrow for the supernatural, freaky prompts. Today is International Coffee Day – Celebrate as you Continue reading “Oct 1 prompt and poem”

Sept 30 prompt and poem

Sunday morning and I’m baking bread. Which is a minor miracle around this house Continue reading “Sept 30 prompt and poem”

Sept 29 prompt and poem

Good morning, Saturday! A great day to sleep in and be lazy.

Sept 29th’s prompt is “his hair was still a mess ”. Continue reading “Sept 29 prompt and poem”

Sept 28 prompt and poem

Late … I could swear I posted this before crawling into bed last night…  Grrrrrr!

Today is the final Friday of September, which means it is the Final Friday Salem Art Walk – which I usually participate in as CC Willow.

Today will mostly be all ‘CC Willow’. Continue reading “Sept 28 prompt and poem”

Sept 27 prompt and poem

Wednesday I have been lost as CC Willow in steampunk fashion; this Friday is the Salem Art Walk and the opening of the Steampunk ARt Show. We are doing hats this Continue reading “Sept 27 prompt and poem”

Sept 26 prompt and poem

Wednesday – which means #1linewed writing game on Twitter. Today’s theme is “dare”. Continue reading “Sept 26 prompt and poem”

Sept 25 prompt and poem

Today’s post is going to be short & sweet, as Monday has used up all my metaphorical spoons. 

But it is a prompt that is Continue reading “Sept 25 prompt and poem”

Sept 24 prompt and poem

Happy Monday – Let’s start this week off right.

It’s said to be successful and effective, you need to start the day off Continue reading “Sept 24 prompt and poem”

Sept 22 prompt and poem

September 22nd- Let’s go with another National Day … because this is really important.  It’s National Public Lands DayContinue reading “Sept 22 prompt and poem”

Sept 21 prompt and poem

September 21st – the day of MY people. No – not The Celts. Not the Cherokees. Continue reading “Sept 21 prompt and poem”

Sept 20 prompt and poem

Sept 20th’s prompt is in memory to my late hubby (born and raised in the mountains of Washingon)  … “Omak Washington ”  Continue reading “Sept 20 prompt and poem”

Sept 19 prompt and poem

Sept 19th’s prompt is “your siblings as toddlers”  Continue reading “Sept 19 prompt and poem”

Sept 18 prompt, poem, event

Sept 18th’s prompt is “you stumble upon old home videos”  Continue reading “Sept 18 prompt, poem, event”

Sept 17 prompt & poem

Sept 17th’s prompt is “come, you masters of war ”  Continue reading “Sept 17 prompt & poem”

Sept 16 prompt & poem

Sept 16th’s prompt is “the apocalypse started six years ago, nobody noticed ”  Continue reading “Sept 16 prompt & poem”

Sept 15 prompt & poem

Sept 15th’s prompt is “That is a terrible, horrible, incredibly foolish idea – let’s do it”  Continue reading “Sept 15 prompt & poem”

Sept 14 prompt & poem

Sept 14th’s prompt is “Phoenix ”  Continue reading “Sept 14 prompt & poem”

Sept 13 prompt & poem

Sept 13th’s prompt is “the story started when the bomb exploded ”  Continue reading “Sept 13 prompt & poem”

Sept 12 prompt & poem

Sept 12th’s prompt is “it wasn’t the fire that she was afraid of ”  Continue reading “Sept 12 prompt & poem”

Sept 11 prompt & poem

Sept 11th’s prompt is “No day shall erase you from the memory of time” (Virgil quote at the 9/11 Twin Towers Memorial.) Continue reading “Sept 11 prompt & poem”

Sept 10 prompt & poem

Sept 9th’s prompt is “a fugitive spirit sprints through a graveyard “ Continue reading “Sept 10 prompt & poem”

Sept 9 prompt & event

Sept 9th’s prompt is “how to follow your dream” Continue reading “Sept 9 prompt & event”

Sept 8 prompt & poem

Sept 8th’s prompt is “your dreams follow you” Continue reading “Sept 8 prompt & poem”

Reboot & Sept 7 prompt

Sept 7th’s prompt is “Thank God it’s Friday “ Continue reading “Reboot & Sept 7 prompt”

Aug 22 prompt

Aug 22nd’s prompt is “this was perplexing; he never had someone fail to die before” Continue reading “Aug 22 prompt”

Aug 21 prompts

Aug 21st’s prompt was “the cost of not following your heart is spending the rest of your life wishing you had” Continue reading “Aug 21 prompts”

Aug 20 prompt

Aug 20th’s prompt is “a hitman did not kill you  because you were to “change the world”; they’re back to check your progress “ Continue reading “Aug 20 prompt”

Aug 19 prompt

I’ve been dealing with a painful ankle, a tiny MHE hook that is literately chewing up muscles and nerves. …

So when I realize how far behind I am Continue reading “Aug 19 prompt”

Aug 15 – 18 prompts

Been waylaid a bit with pain.  Which means my touch has been toxic to e-devices the past few Continue reading “Aug 15 – 18 prompts”

Aug 13 & 14 prompts

Prompts …

Monday’s, Sunday Aug 13th prompt was  “whatever happens, whoever comes knocking – I’ve been here for at least an hour” … Continue reading “Aug 13 & 14 prompts”

Aug 12 prompt & poem

This past year I have had the privilege to have some of my poetry included into Amalie Rush Hill’s Social Justice poetry anthology. I submitted quite a few a poems a year ago May … Accepted, I was one of 26 poets included Continue reading “Aug 12 prompt & poem”

Aug 9, 10 & 11 prompts

Last night was a Moments Before Midnight reading at the Book Bin in Corvallis Oregon, I rode down with congenial publisher, Bob Hill, and his lovely wife (and MBM editor, the poet Amalie Rush Hill. It was a lovely evening, even though Continue reading “Aug 9, 10 & 11 prompts”

Aug 8 prompts

Day 2 of cleaning the rugs … Yes, it’s still in process. I thought I had both clean when evening fell; the rinse water seemed to flow clean, but now it appears Continue reading “Aug 8 prompts”

Aug 7 prompts

It’s a hot day today – and I was looking for a way to play with water while still being productive-ish. (I’ve been on a bit of a cleaning kick). So I pulled the two large rugs onto saw-horses and I have been washing them today.  Goal achieved Continue reading “Aug 7 prompts”

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