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A Pacific Northwest poet, writing confessional and haunting poetry.

Jun 9 prompt & poem

I’m frustrated. – I tried yet again to draft a post the night before – and the morning negated much of what I had written.


Today is the fourth event of Paint The Town Continue reading “Jun 9 prompt & poem”

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July 13 prompt

Yes, still Pixy-less … Yet another scaled -down post. Keep in mind, since I can’t access my prompt list on Pixy, these mobile prompt are purely impromptu.

Friday, July 13th’s prompt is “return to sender”.

Inspired by a discovery this morning … I discovered I accidently brought home someone’s lost phone. They left it behind; it got geyhered up with my devices and sundries. Then realuzed this morning I had TWO phones. Time ensued this morning sleuthing out whose it was and where I picked it up from … but it’s human is now on her way & should be here soon to collect it. 😊

July 12 prompt

UPDATE: Found this in my draft folder. Hate when stuff doesn’t post….

Pixy still infirmed so going mobile.

Getting tired of my mobile phone swapping out my words, ‘tho. (Pixy is NOT

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‘Pony, idjit!) One of the reasons it’s nickname is Bitch.

Thursday, July 12 prompt is “the ghost assigned to watch over you.

Jul 11 prompt

UPDATE: Found this in my draft folder. Hate when stuff doesn’t post….

Going mobile again.

Wednesday, July 11th prompt is

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“circle of wood”.

My inspiration piece is the asian-inspired display shelves but I have always been drawn to wood shaped in a ring.

Last December, an artist friend of mine created 50 rings and a display case as his submission to the annual Something Red Art Walk; very meticulous precise work and they were stunning!

I am now the “proud owner” of 20 log rounds (sadly, two trees had to come down) and have been prowling Pinterest for what to do with them – other than turn them into firewood. Found some cool ideas that display and play with the roundness of the wood trunks …

Like one that turns them into path lamps. Very cool … and leaves my mind to muse interesting paths. There is a quote ” A wound is where the light enters” – what if wounds are where the light escapes? Or the trees souls leak from? What if it is the portal to another dimension? What if?

There was that X-Files episode where cutting down trees unleashed a swarm of phosphorescent mites.

Than there is barrels, woodfashioned into circles and used to age all kinds of yummy alcohol. Or transport water. Fairy rings of trees where picked dance and work magic …

I could go on all day …

What does “circle of wood” inspire for you?


I am hoping to attempt another troubleshooting sesh with my Post, see if I can revive her. And FINISH backing up files when I do. Looks like that will be a daily thing now until I can take her to a PC doc.


Have a great day poeming!


Jul 10 prompt

Pixy, my laptop, won’t boot up yesterday & today. And I’m scattered today to troubleshoot it. So let’s go mobile!

Of course,

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Jul 9rompts & poem

Yay, ‘puter is still behavin’ … so let’s do this!

Monday, July 9 prompt is “genuine”.  

Write about a genuine moment.

Or get genuine with me.

Perhaps tell me about something that’s genuine in a world that seems fake.


And a “Genuine” poem…

So it has come to this

 

 

 

 

Jul 7 & 8 prompts & poem

Friday, the gremlins not only took possession of my e-devices … they even managed to assail my son’s car as well. We hope a car wizard can repel and expel them tomorrow.

Fridays shenanigans had me down for Continue reading “Jul 7 & 8 prompts & poem”

Jul 6 prompt

Another day of non-stop obstacles and detours … And it looks like I won’t be able to make any poetry or poetry writing gatherings this weekend.

But let’s play anyways … Continue reading “Jul 6 prompt”

Jul 5 prompt

This is gonna down and dirty at first because I am running late this morning. I’ll flesh it out when I get to my next stop w/ WIFI.

Thursday’s July 5 prompt is “conversations between people who don’t exist?”

 


 

 

 

Jul 4 prompt & poem

Today is Independence Day here in the US of A; Enjoy and celebrate it if you are of the mind. I just can’t bring myself to – too many civil rights and human rights being removed daily Continue reading “Jul 4 prompt & poem”

Jul 3 prompts

Monday has been a real bitch – so let’s add a bit of whimsey/

Tuesday’s Jul 3  prompt was “You don’t strike me as a professional criminal.’  ‘That’s why I’m so good at it …”

Perhaps you are the elusive cat burglar. Or maybe you are the super villain that disabled gravity.

Or perhaps the hero that caught the scoundrel.  Or maybe you are his/her babysitter.

Have fun with it …


I wanted to add a dark-humor poem – but my MS Word isnt ooperating.

Perhaps tomorrow in the morning ….

 

Jul 1 & 2 prompts

I had hoped things would settle down this week, after the last week’s events … but as soon as I try to catch my breath, there’s still a few curve balls.  Still, I’m tenacious – Let’s forge ahead! Continue reading “Jul 1 & 2 prompts”

Jun 25 – 30 prompts

This week has been busy with preparing for Thursday’s, Friday’s & Saturday’s events. Between them & challenges, postings will be difficult.

So let’s post Monday through Saturday’s prompts. Continue reading “Jun 25 – 30 prompts”

Jun 23 & 24 prompts

Today is photo prompts; It is Paint The Town/Write The Town season and both days this weekend has an event. So you get to attend Continue reading “Jun 23 & 24 prompts”

Jun 20, 21, and 22 prompts

Okay – hand’s healing slowly and while I haven’t been able to access my ‘puter much, I have been making progress on next week’s art projects, formatting chapbooks and rehearsin Continue reading “Jun 20, 21, and 22 prompts”

Jun 17, 18, and 19 prompts

It becomes more and more clear to me that the laws of physics just get wrapped around me.

How else can I explain Continue reading “Jun 17, 18, and 19 prompts”

Jun 12 prompt

Operative operating system today … so let’s do this …

Today’s is “life in a zoo” .., Continue reading “Jun 12 prompt”

Jun 15 prompts

So two days behind; let’s get caught up.

Wednesday’s prompt was “uploaded photo”.  Continue reading “Jun 15 prompts”

Jun 10 & 11 prompts

Back to sending my prompts no-frills via phone …

but undeterred!

Sunday’s prompt is “the rest of your life in a library”. Continue reading “Jun 10 & 11 prompts”

Jun 8 prompts & poem

So another no-frills day because my devices are still being rude. Trying to log on but I have literally tried logging on hundreds of times today and this Continue reading “Jun 8 prompts & poem”

Jun 6 & 7 prompts

None of my e-devices are playing nice …

It’s late. I’m tired of trying. So I’m posting no-frills

Continue reading “Jun 6 & 7 prompts”

June 4 & 5 prompt + poem

Today is beautiful here in Salem, Oregon. Warm, sunny – with just the right amount of clouds to keep it from being hot.  So let’s get caught up …

Yesterday’s prompt was “life from your pet’s perspective”. This always results in some interesting lines. And you learn something new about yourself when you look through another’s eyes.

Today’s prompt is “missed appointment“. … something I have been all too familiar with the past couple of years.

One of my pet persona poems (I was pretty miffed at myself, can you tell) …

Miniminihaha


Want to look up 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.


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

June 3 prompt

Again going with a photo prompt today – It is Paint The Town. Write The Town Event 2. And I am at Gaiety Hollow.

This year the organizers have arranged music

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June 2 prompt

Update: This did not post of June 2 … lets try it yet again ….

Today let’s go a little different with the prompt.

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June 1 prompt

In Salem, we are getting a reminder of how precious clean water is. And how easy it is to screw up communications.

The past week we have had cyanotoxins in our tap water. Of course – our City did not notify us until late Tuesday Continue reading “June 1 prompt”

May 30 prompt

So, a lil’ computer/e-devices issues today. But I used the downtime to catch up on the dishes.

June is coming up fast, Continue reading “May 30 prompt”

May 29 prompt

Yesterday, our wanderings led us to Waterloo State Park, just south of Lebanon, Oregon.  Which suited me fine as I am a “water creature”.

At first Continue reading “May 29 prompt”

May 28 prompt

 

Today it is National Memorial Day in the United States – a day to remember our loved ones past on, especially veterans and soldiers who have sacrificed for our liberty and freedom.

Today I am Continue reading “May 28 prompt”

May 27 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 … Continue reading “May 27 prompt”

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 Continue reading “May 8 prompt & poem”

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.  Continue reading “May 4 prompt”

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.  Continue reading “May 3 prompt”

Day 30 #AprPAD #NaPoWriMo

Day 30 – Last Day of National Poetry Writing and all the Poem-A-Day challenges. It could be a sad day … But good news! Not only will November bring National Novel Writing Month but it will bring November’s Poem-A-Day Challenges!

As for me, I’m gonna continue posting one a day … HERE!

And tomorrow brings May –

Continue reading “Day 30 #AprPAD #NaPoWriMo”

#Day 29 #AprPAD #NaPoWriMo

Day 29 – Two days to go.

It’s Sunday – which usually means I get a delicious writing prompt in my inbox from “Draft” which always leas me somewhere delightfully unexplored. But I also need to tackle my long-neglected Continue reading “#Day 29 #AprPAD #NaPoWriMo”

#Day 28 #AprPAD #NaPoWriMo

Day 28 – Counting today, three days left of Poetry Month Writing challenges … oh my.

The ‘puter gremlins are active but fortunately, I’ve got WordPress on my phone.

So … Today’s Continue reading “#Day 28 #AprPAD #NaPoWriMo”

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