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Ariel

A Pacific Northwest poet, writing confessional and haunting poetry.

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Poem-A-Day challenges

Jan 19 prompt & poem

Women’s March today here in Salem. And, despite two broken Continue reading “Jan 19 prompt & poem”

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Jan 18 prompt & poem

Happy Friday!

I attended Continue reading “Jan 18 prompt & poem”

Jan 17 prompt & poem

Thursday – only two more days Continue reading “Jan 17 prompt & poem”

Jan 16 prompt & poem

Today, on Twitter it is @1line wed.  Continue reading “Jan 16 prompt & poem”

Jan 15 prompt & poem

Tuesday – And I am hoping Continue reading “Jan 15 prompt & poem”

Jan 14 prompt

It’s the weekend!

Today’s prompt is “eunoia”. Continue reading “Jan 14 prompt”

Jan 13 prompt & poem

It’s the weekend!

Today’s prompt is “tenalach”. Continue reading “Jan 13 prompt & poem”

Jan 12 prompt & poem

It’s the weekend!

Today’s Continue reading “Jan 12 prompt & poem”

Jan 11 prompt & poem

Late start’ I was exhausted when I got home last night.

Today’s prompt is “lethologica”. Continue reading “Jan 11 prompt & poem”

Jan 10 prompt & poem

Starting the day with poetry …

Our prompt today is “oriflamme”. Continue reading “Jan 10 prompt & poem”

Jan 9 prompt & poem

Making this quick because Wednesday starts early, early for me today ……

Our prompt today is “selenophilia”. Continue reading “Jan 9 prompt & poem”

Jan 8 prompt & poem

Happy Tuesday. Sorry this is late; I’m having tech issues again.  But let’s get going …

Our prompt today is “apodyopsis”. Continue reading “Jan 8 prompt & poem”

Jan 7 prompt & poem

This finishes the first week of the year … !

Our prompt today is “serendipity”. Continue reading “Jan 7 prompt & poem”

Jan 6 prompt & poem

We made it to the first Sunday of the New Year! !

Our prompt today is “pistanthrphobia”; my, that’s a mouthful, isn’t it? Continue reading “Jan 6 prompt & poem”

Jan 5 prompt & poem

Happy Saturday!

I am thinking Continue reading “Jan 5 prompt & poem”

Jan 4 prompt & poem

Welcome back!

Today’s prompt is Continue reading “Jan 4 prompt & poem”

Jan 3 prompt & poem

Welcome back!

Today’s prompt is Continue reading “Jan 3 prompt & poem”

Jan 2 prompt & announcement

Welcome back!

Today’s prompt is Continue reading “Jan 2 prompt & announcement”

Jan 1 prompt poem

First prompt and the first day of 2019. Happy New Year! Continue reading “Jan 1 prompt poem”

Dec 31 prompt poem

Last day of the year Happy New Year!All my Rowdy Friends lyrics

Let’s end this month with some Honky Tonk Continue reading “Dec 31 prompt poem”

Dec 29 prompt & poem

Happy-ish Saturday! I had in my persona as CC Willow Continue reading “Dec 29 prompt & poem”

Dec 28 prompt & poem

Happy Friday! I will be spending my day downtown – prepping for Continue reading “Dec 28 prompt & poem”

Dec 20 – 21 prompts & poem

Dec 23-27 prompts & CC Willow

Happy Kwanzaa! It’s the second day

I think I’m past all the difficult days of December … Let’s get caught up, shall we? Continue reading “Dec 23-27 prompts & CC Willow”

Dec 18 & 19 prompts & poem

Spent yesterday rebuilding both computers. I am hoping, when I get an influx of income, to replace both; they are now quite old. But for now, they’re rather like maintaining Continue reading “Dec 18 & 19 prompts & poem”

Dec 15 prompts & poem

Screenshot 2018-12-15 14.07.33Today is the day before the 16th.  And despite my efforts, December’s Ariel List of Poetry Prompts refuses to Continue reading “Dec 15 prompts & poem”

Dec 14 prompts & poem

Your Song lyrics

A night of poetry and friends last night at Salem Poetry Continue reading “Dec 14 prompts & poem”

Dec 13 prompts & poem

 

Monday was a 30th anniversary of sorts – I keep circling around it coming closer to being able to give it a voice, Continue reading “Dec 13 prompts & poem”

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”

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.

Continue reading “Day 30 NaNoWriMo & NovPAD … Last Day!”

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 …

Continue reading “Day 29 NaNoWriMo & NovPAD … 3”

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)

Continue reading “Day 28 NaNoWriMo & NovPAD … 3”

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”

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