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Ariel

A Pacific Northwest poet, writing confessional and haunting poetry.

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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.

Dec 10 prompt & poem

Happy Human Right’s Day!

Don’t just defend your Human Rights; put yourself out there for defending others’ rights as well, As the saying goes “Together we stand; Continue reading “Dec 10 prompt & poem”

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Dec 9 prompt & poem

Wet wintery rain today- but looking forward to this cozy afternoon of friends come and poetry next to the wood Continue reading “Dec 9 prompt & poem”

Dec 8 prompt …

I am out and about today so posting from the phone; today’s is going to be brief

Today’s Holiday is a Buddist one … Bodhi Day. So today’s prompt is to turn on some Indian/ meditation music and see what your muse whisper’s to you. Continue reading “Dec 8 prompt …”

Dec 7 prompt & poem

So poems interpreting another art form, AKA Art or music, is termed as being ekphrasis and – yep – we are doing ekphrastic poem all this holiday month as the days get colder Continue reading “Dec 7 prompt & poem”

Dec 6 prompt & Something Red

It’s one of those days, peeps, when all my devices are SLIDing. And in general, doing everything BUT what I need them too. And I am quickly running out of time because I need to leave for the bus in 15 mins … so post now – “share” later.

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Dec 5 prompt & Something Red

Happy Holidays!

Right now, Christmas is not the only holiday this month to celebrate (That’s why I greet peeps with Happy Holidays!) – and even if this is not my heritage, I still want to honor its’ presence. Especially since so many of my far-away friends are Jewish. Continue reading “Dec 5 prompt & Something Red”

Dec 4 prompt & poem

Late, again. I tried to get my mind off Dec 4th coming yesterday. And exhausted myself. Slept right past noon. It is both an eighth and the sixteenth anniversary of two losses … so this post is dedicated Continue reading “Dec 4 prompt & poem”

Dec 3 prompt & poem

First – Happy Hanukkah to all my Jewish friends! May your holy days be filled with peace and family.

Another band I love the sound of the past few years is Mumford & Sons – it sometimes feels like Continue reading “Dec 3 prompt & poem”

Dec 2 prompt & poem

Listening to Imagine Dragons which is one of my favorite bands these days. Something about their beat makes restlessness grow in my muscles, pushes me to move – do something, take action, seize the day … Continue reading “Dec 2 prompt & poem”

Dec 1 My first Anniversary!

… of offering daily prompts!

I adore using poetry prompts – I think they are a great tool! Continue reading “Dec 1 My first Anniversary!”

Day 30 NaNoWriMo & NovPAD … Last Day!

Day 30 of 30 in our 2018 NaNoWriMo & November Poem-A-Day (NovPAD) challenges. Last Day of the challenge.

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Day 29 NaNoWriMo & NovPAD … 3

Day 29 of 30 in our 2018 NaNoWriMo & November Poem-A-Day (NovPAD) challenges. Only 2 days left of the writing challenges …

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Day 28 NaNoWriMo & NovPAD … 3

Day 28 of 30 in our 2018 NaNoWriMo & November Poem-A-Day (NovPAD) challenges. Only 3 days left of the writing challenges …

(Note: tech difficulties resulted in this posting Nov 29, 2018)

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Day 27 NaNoWriMo, NovPAD & announcement

Day 27 of 30 in our 2018 NaNoWriMo & November Poem-A-Day (NovPAD) challenges. Only 4 days left of the writing challenges … Continue reading “Day 27 NaNoWriMo, NovPAD & announcement”

Day 26 NaNoWriMo & NovPAD

Day 26 of 30 in our 2018 NaNoWriMo & November Poem-A-Day (NovPAD) challenges. Only 5 days left of the writing challenges … Continue reading “Day 26 NaNoWriMo & NovPAD”

Day 25 NaNoWriMo, NovPAD & 21/30 poem

Day 25 of 30 in our 2018 NaNoWriMo & November Poem-A-Day (NovPAD) challenges. The countdown has begun; counting today, only 6 days left. Continue reading “Day 25 NaNoWriMo, NovPAD & 21/30 poem”

Day 24 NaNoWriMo & NovPAD

Day 24 of 30 in our 2018 NaNoWriMo & November Poem-A-Day (NovPAD) challenges. Down to the last seven days of November’s writing challenges … Continue reading “Day 24 NaNoWriMo & NovPAD”

Day 22 & 23 NaNoWriMo & NovPAD

Day 23 of 30 in our 2018 NaNoWriMo & November Poem-A-Day (NovPAD) challenges. I inadvertently;y took yesterday – Thanksgiving Day – off. But here I am. Continue reading “Day 22 & 23 NaNoWriMo & NovPAD”

Day 21 NaNoWriMo & NovPAD and 19/30 poem

Day 21 of 30 in our 2018 NaNoWriMo & November Poem-A-Day (NovPAD) challenges. And we are three weeks in. Continue reading “Day 21 NaNoWriMo & NovPAD and 19/30 poem”

Day 20 NaNoWriMo & NovPAD

Day 20 of 30 in our 2018 NaNoWriMo & November Poem-A-Day (NovPAD) challenges. WE are two-thirds of the way there! Continue reading “Day 20 NaNoWriMo & NovPAD”

Day 19 NaNoWriMo & NovPAD & a lil’ CC Willow

Day 19 of 30 in our 2018 NaNoWriMo & November Poem-A-Day (NovPAD) challenges. I know I’m posting late; walking around on two broken ankles really saps Continue reading “Day 19 NaNoWriMo & NovPAD & a lil’ CC Willow”

Day 18 NaNoWriMo & NovPAD& 17/30 poem

Day 18 of 30 in our 2018 NaNoWriMo & November Poem-A-Day (NovPAD) challenges.

Today’s holidays are IMickey Mouse Day& National Princess Day, You may find this hard to believe, but as a kid, I had Disney’s Cinderella memorized Continue reading “Day 18 NaNoWriMo & NovPAD& 17/30 poem”

Day 17 NaNoWriMo & NovPAD& 16/30 poem

Onwards! Day 17 of 30 in our 2018 NaNoWriMo & November Poem-A-Day (NovPAD) challenges. Continue reading “Day 17 NaNoWriMo & NovPAD& 16/30 poem”

Day 16 NaNoWriMo & NovPAD

Day 16 of 30 in our 2018 NaNoWriMo & November Poem-A-Day (NovPAD) challenges. I’m out and about early today.

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Day 15 NaNoWriMo & NovPAD& 14/30 poem

Officially at our halfway point! Day 15 of 30 in our 2018 NaNoWriMo & November Poem-A-Day (NovPAD) challenges. Continue reading “Day 15 NaNoWriMo & NovPAD& 14/30 poem”

Day 14 NaNoWriMo & NovPAD

Day 14 of 30 in our 2018 NaNoWriMo & November Poem-A-Day (NovPAD) challenges. Continue reading “Day 14 NaNoWriMo & NovPAD”

Day 13 NaNoWriMo & NovPAD and 12/30 poem

Day 13 of 30 in our 2018 NaNoWriMo & November Poem-A-Day (NovPAD) challenges. I’ve been fighting my computer every step of the way Continue reading “Day 13 NaNoWriMo & NovPAD and 12/30 poem”

Day 12 NaNoWriMo & NovPAD and 12/30 poem

Day 12 of 30 in our 2018 NaNoWriMo & November Poem-A-Day (NovPAD) challenges – almost halfway … but don’t let that start you from starting. Continue reading “Day 12 NaNoWriMo & NovPAD and 12/30 poem”

Day 11 NaNoWriMo & NovPAD

Day 11 of 30 in our 2018 NaNoWriMo & November Poem-A-Day (NovPAD) challenges – moving forward! Continue reading “Day 11 NaNoWriMo & NovPAD”

Day 10 NaNoWriMo & NovPAD

Day 10 of 30 in our 2018 NaNoWriMo & November Poem-A-Day (NovPAD) challenges – a third of the way there! Continue reading “Day 10 NaNoWriMo & NovPAD”

Day 9 NaNoWriMo & NovPAD & 6/30 poem

Day 9 of 30 in our 2018 NaNoWriMo & November Poem-A-Day (NovPAD) challenges. Continue reading “Day 9 NaNoWriMo & NovPAD & 6/30 poem”

Day 8 NaNoWriMo & NovPAD & 8/30 poem

Day 8 of 30 in our 2018 NaNoWriMo & November Poem-A-Day (NovPAD) challenges. Continue reading “Day 8 NaNoWriMo & NovPAD & 8/30 poem”

Day 7 NaNoWriMo & NovPAD & 5/30 poem

Day 7 of 30 in our 2018 NaNoWriMo & November Poem-A-Day (NovPAD) challenges. And … day after midterms. Continue reading “Day 7 NaNoWriMo & NovPAD & 5/30 poem”

Day 6 NaNoWriMo & NovPAD

Day 6 of 30 in our 2018 NaNoWriMo & November Poem-A-Day (NovPAD challenges…. and I’m running late. I usually post THEN sleep; last night I had to first sleep. Continue reading “Day 6 NaNoWriMo & NovPAD”

Day 5 NaNoWriMo & NovPAD

Day 5 of 30 in our 2018 NaNoWriMo & November Poem-A-Day (NovPAD challenges. Continue reading “Day 5 NaNoWriMo & NovPAD”

Day 4 NaNoWriMo & NovPAD

Day 4 of 30 in our 2018 NaNoWriMo & November Poem-A-Day (NovPAD challenges.

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Day 3 NaNoWriMo & NovPAD & 2/30 poem

Day 3 of 30 in our 2018 NaNoWriMo & November Poem-A-Day (NovPAD challenges.

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Day 2 NaNoWriMo & NovPAD 2018 & 1/30 poem

Day 2 of 30 in our 2018 NaNoWriMo & November Poem-A-Day (NovPAD challenges.

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Day 1 NaNoWriMo & NovPAD starts9

Today is the start of the 2018 NaNoWriMo & November Poem-A-Day (NovPAD challenges.

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Oct 31 prompt and poem

Halloween!  And when dusk starts forming, I can’t wait for the neighborhood’s celebrants to take to the street!

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Oct 30 prompt and poem

So – getting ahead of the game …

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Oct 29 prompt and poem

I’m awake, I’m awake, I’m awake! And my ride is due any moment …

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Oct 28 prompt and poem

Sorry – still recuperating. Still sleeping a lot. Add in the unreal domestic terrorism of this Trumpian dystopia  – and I’m going to need a lot of caffeinated cola to deal with this day.

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Oct 27 prompt and poem

Steampunk Ball was last night & it has taken some time this morning to recuperate from that.

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Oct 26 prompt and poem

Sorry for the late posting – yesterday just exhausted me and I went to bed a lil’ earlier than normal.  … and slept later than normal. Since then it has been getting ready to head out the door. This evening is Salem’s 2nd Annual Steampunk Ball & I and the other committee members are switching into Defcon 5 in our preparations …

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Oct 25 prompt and poem

Another quickie today …

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Oct 24 prompt

The next few days are going to have to be short & sweet on the prompts.  Friday evening is Salem’s Steampunk Ball 2; I have shared before that I am on the planning committee for this event.

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Oct 23 prompt

Here’a conundrum for those experts on the supernatural …

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Oct 22 prompt and poem

Let’s go a little whimsical on our spooky theme …

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Oct 21 prompt and poem

Today is National Apple Day.  We say apples are very American –  there is apple pie, apple crumble, apple cider, legendary Johnny Appleseed – and one of my favorite love tokens,  apple cider donuts. I  spent Saturday evening sipping hot apple tea in front of a talkative wood fire.

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