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Ariel, Pacific NW poet

writing confessional and haunting poetry.

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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”

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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 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 20 prompt and poem

Nothing to me is a scary & spooky as a spider. And many stories use them to up the fear factor. Tolkein inserts the Spiders of Mirkwood in Hobbit & Shelob in Return of the King.  Aragog & his children in Harry Potter. In Doctor Who, itis the arachnoids, (Think I geek much?) Arachnophobia. The early myths of Arachne.  Etcetera, etcetera etcetera.

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Oct 19 prompt and poem

Today’s prompt comes from one of my favorite Halloween movies, and – no – It’s not horror or suspense. But family-friendly “Hocus Pocus”.

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Oct 18 prompt and poem

I’m sitting, sipping a little Daydreamer tea that fellow poet, TL Cooper gifted me. My laptop, Pixy,  is still not charging up – so I have been using the desktop PC, MyLady, that rests on my bedroom desk. The hub of the home’s network, she doesn’t get much keyboard action but she usually is very active multi-tasking despite being quiet – a lot like me.   But the past few days we have been spending time together and I forget how cozy it can be to hide out in my purple room. I have a deep plum candle dancing, cushy lil’ cushion for my tushie, a cat purring at the foot of the bed, a fluffy blanket still warm from the dryer. Very safe, very secure …

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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”

Dec 8 prompt

8Today’s prompt is “when no-one’s looking” …

What does some-one do when no one is looking? Do they savor the inattetion? do they seek attention? Do you? Continue reading “Dec 8 prompt”

Dec 7 prompt and poem

2017 Something Red Art Walk
2017 Something Red Art Walk

In honor of laast night’s festivities – The Something Red Art Walk  – that kicked off wih a reception  and music last night. So today is “Something Red”  … Continue reading “Dec 7 prompt and poem”

Day 30 – Last Day of Challenges

Last day of challenges. I have about 2K words left to write for NaNoWriMo. And 2 poems to go …

I am still pondering posting a prompt a day starting tomorrow if anyone is interested … Let me know. Continue reading “Day 30 – Last Day of Challenges”

Day 29 – Count Down on November Writing Challenges

Running today. I am hoping to play #1 linewed on Twitter today … but not sure I will get that chance!

Here’s the prompts:  Continue reading “Day 29 – Count Down on November Writing Challenges”

Day 28 – Knocked down 2 days, now back

Counting today, there are only three days left of November’s Writing Challenges. (Also see end of today’s post for announcement. )

Sorry for my absence – I was knocked down for two days Continue reading “Day 28 – Knocked down 2 days, now back”

Day 22 of NovPAD / NaNoWriMo

Challegiing day but excited for Thanksgiving! Son has asked to be the Meister Chef tomorrow and looking forward to what deliciousness he whips up.

Hopefully the brownies will take the day off…

Today’s Writing Challnges’ prompts:

NovPAD

RLB today suggest using “(blank) Day” as the title of today’s NovPAD poem. This may end up being an elegy to my Grizzly (T-Day was always his holiday … and now Son takes up the mantle.)

Poetry Potion has a prompt of “Angels & vices” – I first read that as Angels and voices” … Might become my poem.

Mia’s Prompt for Day 22 is “distorted sounds”.

All really great prompts …

NaNoWiMo

I’ll have to pick this one up later; don’t have it with me right now …
Zentangle

I did a fun Fall tangle this morning! It features the patterns of Trimind, Bask-It, Swirly, Vega & Flovine against a background of Twenty-One. 

I hope to share a poem tomorrow. 

Zentangle by CC Willow

DAY 25 – And I’m wearing my CC Willow name today

Redhead by CC Willow

I’m behind the counter today with my red head, assisting in the Artists in Action’ “Something Red” Art Walk intake … Been kept busy as artists throughout the Willamette Valley drop off art for this annual event!  Continue reading “DAY 25 – And I’m wearing my CC Willow name today”

Day 24 Guess I should title this post ….

Okay – Now that midnight has past and my fridge is full of tastry turkey (Thanks, Son!), I’ll now concede it’s Christmas in the house! Something about a full meal with the family and then board games around the table definately get me into the mood! As you could probably tell from last night’s tangling …

About prompts: Continue reading “Day 24 Guess I should title this post ….”

Day 23 Thankful for Writing Challenges

Happy Thanksgiving to those in the United States and Americans abroad! Expecially to our  brave our, defense warriors stationed away from family.

I’m not one these days for expressing my gratitude aloud these days, other than thanking  someone for a favor they have done.  The reason being= it seems a sure-fire way to lose what I appreciate having. Continue reading “Day 23 Thankful for Writing Challenges”

Day 22 of NovPAD / NaNoWriMo

Challegiing day but excited for Thanksgiving! Son has asked to be the Meister Chef tomorrow and looking forward to what deliciousness he whips up.

Hopefully the brownies will take the day off…

Today’s Writing Challnges’ prompts:

NovPAD

RLB today suggest using “(blank) Day” as the title of today’s NovPAD poem. This may end up being an elegy to my Grizzly (T-Day was always his holiday … and now Son takes up the mantle.)

Poetry Potion has a prompt of “Angels & vices” – I first read that as Angels and voices” … Might become my poem.

Mia’s Prompt for Day 22 is “distorted sounds”.

All really great prompts …

NaNoWiMo

I’ll have to pick this one up later; don’t have it with me right now …
Zentangle

I did a fun Fall tangle this morning! It features the patterns of Trimind, Bask-It, Swirly, Vega & Flovine against a background of Twenty-One. 

I hope to share a poem tomorrow. 

Zentangle by CC Willow

Day 21 – 3 weeks of NovPAD & NaNoWriMo

Spent this morning looking for my glasses; never did find them. I suspect the brownies took them & hid them. Today is also a day when physical law refuse to work for me. Those two challenges leave today being a “catch me if you can” day.

I need to spend today in my role as CC Willow, working on my online art offerings & setting up a holiday sale. So, on for today …

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Day 20 of 30-Day Writing Challenges

Tech issues, so this post will be composed in stages today.

One of those days when I can’t quite get my emotions under control – so all my devices are SLIDing and in the weirdest ways (im) possible. Let’s go from phone to ‘puter now … Continue reading “Day 20 of 30-Day Writing Challenges”

Day 19 Sunday, Fun day for NovPAD and NaNoWriMo

And, yes, there will be a poem shared!

So yesterday I let procrastination limit how much I could write y’day. When I did get to Everybody Likes Pie, I was able to lose myself completely in it … for about 30 mins at a time. But then my inner domestic kept reminding me of chores I needed to do, which led to more chores needing to be done. Writers’ life, sheesh. Continue reading “Day 19 Sunday, Fun day for NovPAD and NaNoWriMo”

Day 18 of NovPAD and NaNoWriMo

I thought I already posted this… Well, here it goes.

I have set today aside for poeming & noveling. So now I have the dishes done , two loads of laundry folded and one washing, floors swept, and a lil’ Thanksgiving prep handled.

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Day 17 of November’s Challenges & poem

September 17, or – as my people think of it – four months until St. Patrick’s Day! I’m wearing the green today!

Been busy doing a lot of novelling last night & today on Everybody Likes Pie. Continue reading “Day 17 of November’s Challenges & poem”

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