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Apr 22 NaPoWriMo Day 22/30

Day 22 of National Poetry Writing Month. Still experiencing some major technical difficulties today. So while I have internet ….

Continuing my SHE ProjectApr 22’s prompt is  “She finds a better way …”. 


 

Other Poem-A-Day (PAD) Challenges available this month:

 

Happy Poetry Month!


If you appreciate what I do, please consider being one of my Patrons on Patreon.

My archive of blog’ poetry prompts is here.
You know – I’m all about the prompts!!

Ariel

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Image Credit: She Watches, oil by CC Willow
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Apr 21 NaPoWriMo Day 21/30

Day 21 of National Poetry Writing Month. Technical difficulties today.

Continuing my SHE ProjectApr 21’s prompt is  “She endures …”. 


 

Other Poem-A-Day (PAD) Challenges available this month:

 

Happy Poetry Month!


If you appreciate what I do, please consider being one of my Patrons on Patreon.

My archive of blog’ poetry prompts is here.
You know – I’m all about the prompts!!

Ariel

Homepage Poetry Prompt Archive EventsAbout MeBooksPoetryProjectsMemes

 

Image Credit: She Watches, oil by CC Willow

Apr 20 NaPoWriMo Day 20/30

Day 20 of National Poetry Writing Month. 2/3rds of the way to a win …

Continuing my SHE ProjectApr 20’s prompt is  “She weathers the rain …”. 


 

Other Poem-A-Day (PAD) Challenges available this month:

 

Happy Poetry Month!


If you appreciate what I do, please consider being one of my Patrons on Patreon.

My archive of blog’ poetry prompts is here.
You know – I’m all about the prompts!!

Ariel

Homepage Poetry Prompt Archive EventsAbout MeBooksPoetryProjectsMemes

 

Image Credit: She Watches, oil by CC Willow

Apr 19 NaPoWriMo Day 19/30

Day 19 of National Poetry Writing Month. Continue reading “Apr 19 NaPoWriMo Day 19/30”

Apr 18 NaPoWriMo Day 18/30

Day 18 of National Poetry Writing Month. Continue reading “Apr 18 NaPoWriMo Day 18/30”

Apr 17 NaPoWriMo Day 17/30

Day 17 of National Poetry Writing Month. Continue reading “Apr 17 NaPoWriMo Day 17/30”

Apr 16 NaPoWriMo Day 16/30

Day 16 of National Poetry Writing Month. Continue reading “Apr 16 NaPoWriMo Day 16/30”

Apr 15 NaPoWriMo Day 15/30

Day 15 of National Poetry Writing Month; Continue reading “Apr 15 NaPoWriMo Day 15/30”

Apr 14 NaPoWriMo Day 14/30

Day 14 of National Poetry Writing Month … Continue reading “Apr 14 NaPoWriMo Day 14/30”

Apr 13 NaPoWriMo Day 13/30

Day 13 of National Poetry Writing Month … Continue reading “Apr 13 NaPoWriMo Day 13/30”

Apr 12 NaPoWriMo Day 12/30

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Apr 11 NaPoWriMo Day 11/30

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Apr 10 NaPoWriMo Day 10/30

Day 10 of National Poetry Writing Month … We are officially a third of the way to winning. Continue reading “Apr 10 NaPoWriMo Day 10/30”

Apr 9 NaPoWriMo Day 9/30

Day 9 of National Poetry Writing Month … Continue reading “Apr 9 NaPoWriMo Day 9/30”

Apr 8 NaPoWriMo Day 8/30

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Apr 7 NaPoWriMo Day 7/30

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Apr 6 NaPoWriMo Day 6/30

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Apr 5 NaPoWriMo Day 5/30

Day 5 of National Poetry Writing Month … Continue reading “Apr 5 NaPoWriMo Day 5/30”

Apr 4 NaPoWriMo Day 4/30

Day 4 of National Poetry Writing Month … Day 4 of my SHE project. Continue reading “Apr 4 NaPoWriMo Day 4/30”

Apr 3 NaPoWriMo Day 3/30

Day 3 of National Poetry Writing Month … Day 3 of my SHE project. Continue reading “Apr 3 NaPoWriMo Day 3/30”

Apr 2 NaPoWriMo Day 2/30

Day 2 of National Poetry Writing Month, Continue reading “Apr 2 NaPoWriMo Day 2/30”

Apr 1 Global/ National Poetry Writing Month

Today is like the start of a Nativity Calendar for me Continue reading “Apr 1 Global/ National Poetry Writing Month”

Mar 31 prompt & poem

Last day of March and the Day before Continue reading “Mar 31 prompt & poem”

Mar 30 prompt & poem

One more to go and I am caught up! Continue reading “Mar 30 prompt & poem”

Mar 29 prompt & poem

It’s been a busy week; let’s poem …

Friday’s poetry prompt is bāsium – (latin) a kiss”. Continue reading “Mar 29 prompt & poem”

Mar 23 prompt & poem

The day is speeding fast … Continue reading “Mar 23 prompt & poem”

Mar 22 prompt & poem

Running late today! Continue reading “Mar 22 prompt & poem”

Mar 21 prompt & poem

Today is the first day of spring – a time historically for Continue reading “Mar 21 prompt & poem”

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”

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”

Apr 25 #AprPAD #NaPoWRiMo

Day 25  I’m going to make this quick before the ‘puter gremlins wake up or before my mind short-circuits a vital part of my body.

Following the prompts of the last two days  Today’s prompt is  “write a Wednesday poem”  ... hoping to make the final week of Apr Poem-A-Day challenge easy for you! Continue reading “Apr 25 #AprPAD #NaPoWRiMo”

Apr 24 #AprPAD #NaPoWRiMo

Day 24  I am being SUCH a writer today … and by that I mean I am allowing every little thing to pull me away from writing – as writers tend to fall prey to. But can you blame Continue reading “Apr 24 #AprPAD #NaPoWRiMo”

Apr 23 #AprPAD #NaPoWRiMo

Hate realizing a post didn’t – well – post.

Day 23  I didn’t get to a post yesterday – what with the Garden Poems reading and other distractions. So consider that day a wild card as far as prompts go.

My next reading will be this Thursday – Moments Before Midnight Continue reading “Apr 23 #AprPAD #NaPoWRiMo”

Apr 21 #AprPAD #NaPoWRiMo

Day 21  20180422 Poetry in the GardenA Quick reminder – I will be one of 10 poets reading Tomorrow (Earth Day) at Garden Poems at Gaiety Hollow.  Event is 2-4 pm at Salem’s  Gaiety Hollow Continue reading “Apr 21 #AprPAD #NaPoWRiMo”

Apr 20 #AprPAD #NaPoWRiMo

Day 20  I’m glad I pre-announced this on yesterday’s post as It’s another day “down the 20180422 Poetry in the Gardenrabbit-hole” and I’m looking for that tidbit that will make me “big” again …

A Quick reminder – I will be one of 10 poets reading Continue reading “Apr 20 #AprPAD #NaPoWRiMo”

Apr 19 #AprPAD #NaPoWRiMo

Day 19 Good news! My Pixy (‘puter) yet lives! A day of sitting in rice seems to removed what water leaked in. I am SOOOO relieved  – not just because this is the first repository of my PAD/NaPoWriMo poems but because it is the only place Continue reading “Apr 19 #AprPAD #NaPoWRiMo”

Apr 18 #NaPoWriMo #AprPAD

Day 18. My aide may have killed my beloved laptop with dishwater. We’ll see, Fortunately, the top was closed. I have dried what water I could see and have it bagged up with rice until tomorrow.

So – today we do this tiny-screen editing Continue reading “Apr 18 #NaPoWriMo #AprPAD”

Apr 17 #AprPAD #NaPoWRiMo

Day 17 I have a good reason for being late-ish today. A great reason! I was poeming. That ABC poem from last Friday? – My muse decided what it really should consist of: and I’m mostly blind today so it took a while – and two devices – to type it out.

I’ll share it with you at the end of today’s offering.

 

Today’s prompt is “shared questions”. Continue reading “Apr 17 #AprPAD #NaPoWRiMo”

Apr 16 #AprPAD #NaPoWRiMo

Day 16 – I know, I know. this is late – the day near-done for some of you.  But it is Monday, which is one of two weekdays that are heavily scheduled for me. So – I’m free now to spend time with you!

I am switching out my planned prompt for an image/concept that has been coming to the fore of my thoughts today; it has been “weighing” on me. Continue reading “Apr 16 #AprPAD #NaPoWRiMo”

Apr 15 #AprPAD #NaPoWRiMo

Day 15

Today’s prompt is to write a double elevenie.

What’s that? Well, an elevenie is an Continue reading “Apr 15 #AprPAD #NaPoWRiMo”

Apr 14 #AprPAD #NaPoWRiMo

Day 14 Today is a fun one. And creative.  And it gives you options …

Today’s prompt is “Eleven uses ..”. Continue reading “Apr 14 #AprPAD #NaPoWRiMo”

Apr 13 #AprPAD #NaPoWRiMo

Day 13

 

Last night’s Moments Before Midnight poetry reading was fun – one of the highlights is when my Facebook friend, C. Steven Blue, performed his “# (hashtag) Not My President” to a drumbeat.

And the Open Mic portion Continue reading “Apr 13 #AprPAD #NaPoWRiMo”

Apr 12 #AprPAD #NaPoWRiMo + 2 poems

Day 12

Moments Before Midnight bookThis evening,  the poets from Moments Before Midnight anthology are reading from the just-released Moments Before Midnight at Salem Poetry Project. As one of the MBM poets – I’ll be there! Join me Continue reading “Apr 12 #AprPAD #NaPoWRiMo + 2 poems”

Apr 11 #AprPAD #NaPoWRiMo

Day 11

Let’s write about a subject you know really well today. Today’s prompt is ” What <your name> knows is this”. Continue reading “Apr 11 #AprPAD #NaPoWRiMo”

Apr 10 #AprPAD #NaPoWRiMo

Day 10

Yesterday was cray-cray; not only did my ‘puter go on strike – Continue reading “Apr 10 #AprPAD #NaPoWRiMo”

Apr 8 #AprPAD #NaPoWRiMo

Day 8

Today I am sharing a fun process to compose a poem Continue reading “Apr 8 #AprPAD #NaPoWRiMo”

Apr 7 #AprPAD #NaPoWRiMo

Day 7  – 1 week in! 1/4 of the way through; let’s keep the momentum up!

My PAD prompt is …”let’s make it awkward” Continue reading “Apr 7 #AprPAD #NaPoWRiMo”

Day 6 #AprPAD #NaPoWriMo

Day 6 This is one of those days when I have to build this post in stages; my computer nicknamed Lady Pixy is acting like a bitch,  only giving me increments of 3 consecutive minutes at a time …

My PAD prompt is … “black stone
Continue reading “Day 6 #AprPAD #NaPoWriMo”

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