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Ariel

A Pacific Northwest poet, writing confessional and haunting poetry.

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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”

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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”

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

Continue reading “May 11 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”

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 .

 

Feb 11 & 12 prompt

Sorry – life has been demanding and has needed to be tackled face-on and with a battle cry.

Sunday’s prompt was Continue reading “Feb 11 & 12 prompt”

Feb 10 prompt

Today’s prompt is “along the water”.

I may go differently with this prompt than  Continue reading “Feb 10 prompt”

Feb 8 & 9 prompt

Yesterday was a “one-step forward, three-steps back” day:  I knew my physical self would have a push-back from two demanding Continue reading “Feb 8 & 9 prompt”

Feb 7 prompt

While I am a spiritual person, I am equally passionate about science. And I often see the spiritual world echoed Continue reading “Feb 7 prompt”

Feb 6 prompt

One of the duties in writing is “description” and one of the first few things we describe Continue reading “Feb 6 prompt”

Feb 3 prompt

Today’s prompt is “women physician “.

Yes – I’m a proponent of feminism! Continue reading “Feb 3 prompt”

Feb 2 prompt

Today is Wear Red Day – to bring awareness to strokes and heart disease in women – I am going to put a twist on that. Today’s prompt is to Continue reading “Feb 2 prompt”

Feb 1 prompt

Today starts National Black History Month (why do we only set aside 28 days Continue reading “Feb 1 prompt”

Jan 31 prompt

Let’s go current today & offer two different prompts: Continue reading “Jan 31 prompt”

Jan 30 prompt

Today’s writing prompt is “college professsor”. Good for a homage Continue reading “Jan 30 prompt”

Jan 29 prompt

I love the smell of libraries & bookstores And it is totally appropriate for me that I fell in love

Continue reading “Jan 29 prompt”

Jan 28 prompt

 

I wasn’t too sure of using today’s prompt – with it being a #SundayFunday … but maybe this is the mind-shift we need before Continue reading “Jan 28 prompt”

Jan 27 prompt

 

Today may be a day of fantasizing … Or maybe it’s just  because I really need a handyman that will work for Continue reading “Jan 27 prompt”

Jan 26 prompt

I do community theater, so I often have had to wear Continue reading “Jan 26 prompt”

Dec 31 Prompt

Let’s end the year on a positive note – most everyone I know  Continue reading “Dec 31 Prompt”

Dec 30 Prompt

Dec 30 has a mess of differnt historical happenings such as Dec 30, 1936 ;The United Auto Workers union staged its first sitdown strike.

So, as we traditionally look Continue reading “Dec 30 Prompt”

Dec 29 Prompt

Our prompt today is “tomato & winter squash”.

And  – dang – a soup of that sounds Continue reading “Dec 29 Prompt”

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