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Ariel

A Pacific Northwest poet, writing confessional and haunting poetry.

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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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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 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 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”

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 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”

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”

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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Apr 27 #AprPAD #NaPoWRiMo

Day 27 and the last Friday of the month. Which means  … Salem Art Walk! Time I go full-on CC Willow … but it is National Poetry Month and the Art Walk theme is “Poetry this evening – So I get to play as “Ariel” as well!  Continue reading “Apr 27 #AprPAD #NaPoWRiMo”

Jan 9 prompt

Today’s is inspired by true experience …”too much pain killer”. Continue reading “Jan 9 prompt”

NPM17 Day 19 –

Day nineteen of National Poetry Month AKA April Poem-A-Day 2017 AKA National Poetry Writing Month slash Global Poetry Writing Month AKA the month they are coming to Continue reading “NPM17 Day 19 –”

Day 13 PAD prompts and a dark poem …

Day 13 – almost to the halfway point! How are you doing on the challenge thus far?

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