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A Pacific Northwest poet, writing confessional and haunting poetry.

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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”

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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”

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 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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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 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”

July 26 & 27 prompts

Yesterday was turned into a very long day out & my Pixy (laptop) is no longer able to withstand daily jaunts. Every time I boarded a bus to go home, I ended up somewhere

Continue reading “July 26 & 27 prompts”

July 21 prompt and poem

Slow going this morning. I achieved Sloth speed, but I am moving (somewhat) and I’ve eaten and had my lemon water so that is a victory Continue reading “July 21 prompt and poem”

July 20 prompt and poem

I will be spending Friday at the Salem Art Festival at Bush Pasture Park. A few hours sitting will pay my admission into a delightful buffet of creativity,  I really looking forward to that wandering park being filled with all types of amusements – Continue reading “July 20 prompt and poem”

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”

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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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 –

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#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”

Mar 27 & 28 prompt

I keep falling down those rabbit holes; seriously, I think that March Hare has a thing for me. But there’s only so long I can walk on ceilings before the need becomes driving for solid earth again.

Yesterday’s prompt was “theater” Continue reading “Mar 27 & 28 prompt”

Mar 8 prompt

Today is International Women’s Day Today prompt is going to repet the question their website poses … “how are you going to push for progress?”.

Got involved last night/this morning on a political Continue reading “Mar 8 prompt”

Mar 7 prompt

Today prompt is “a bank teller”.

Computer issues today …

and I have to head downtown for First Wednesday’s event.

 

 

Mar 6 prompt

My Pinterest Ariel’s List has today’s prompt as “alone in a cathedral”. I’m posting a twist on that today …

Today prompt is “a lone cathedral”. Because it sounds a bit forlorn but also serene and romantic. Maybe even a title of a sci-fi novel … Continue reading “Mar 6 prompt”

Mar 4 & 5 prompts

Today is one of my Bro’s birthday! So I am changing today’s prompt in honor of him. He’s a big Douglas Adams fan – If you are too – or a Hitchhiker – you would know the answer to Life, The Universe & Everything is 42.

So that’s today Prompt – “42”. Because I wish him Everything. Continue reading “Mar 4 & 5 prompts”

Mar 3 prompts & poem

Today’s is World Wildlife Day, a subject dear to my heart. This year they are especially advocating to protect the Big Cats from extinction.

I have quite a few Climate Change/Conservation poems and a good third use the voice of Big Cats as a cry to stop the extinction of Earth’s animals. Continue reading “Mar 3 prompts & poem”

Feb 26 prompt and poem

Getting back to some of my roots today … The prompt is “County Cork”. Continue reading “Feb 26 prompt and poem”

Mar 1 & 2 prompts

Sorry, folks, I fell down a few rabbit-holes. I came up against a deadline on my Cherry Blossom Festival art project, so I had to get hyper-focused. And then, as a result of that hard push, Continue reading “Mar 1 & 2 prompts”

Feb 25 prompt and poem

Today’s prompt is “dust Continue reading “Feb 25 prompt and poem”

Feb 23 & 24 prompt and poem

Yesterday’s prompt was ” banana bread”. Warm sweet banana bread – I understand the best is made from bananas with brown, almost black skin – the more over-ripe the banana, the sweeter the bread.

Today’s prompt Continue reading “Feb 23 & 24 prompt and poem”

Feb 21 prompt and a poem

It is nearing my birthday – so I am getting a bit personal on the prompts …

 Today’s  prompt is “purple” – my favorite color and very wrapped in meaning to me. Continue reading “Feb 21 prompt and a poem”

Feb 19 & 20 prompt and a poem

I know I have gotten slow in posting these prompts – but life has been happening Continue reading “Feb 19 & 20 prompt and a poem”

Feb 17 & 18 prompt and a poem

I was planning on doing nothing today Yeah – that’s not gonna happen. Creatives don’t do “nothing” …

 Yesterday’s  prompt was “buried on mars”

Today’s prompt is ” drink wine day” -yes – this is one thing I won’t be doing. I love wine … but none on hand. I have paint though – and canvas. So maybe I’ll paint wine. Continue reading “Feb 17 & 18 prompt and a poem”

Feb 16 prompt

Let’s get back to nature and present day. It is Audobon’s Great Backyard Bird Count … today’s  prompt is “backyard bird”. Continue reading “Feb 16 prompt”

Feb 15 prompt & poem

It’s Advancement of science week and, as such,  today’s  prompt is simply “science”. Continue reading “Feb 15 prompt & poem”

Feb 14 prompt & poem

Valentines’s Day. Birthday of Oregon, my favorite grandmother and of my beloved …

So today’s  prompt is “Tiger”. Continue reading “Feb 14 prompt & poem”

Feb 13 prompt

Tuesday’s prompt is “Inside a computer”.

… Which is where it seems I live alot .

 

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