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Ariel

A Pacific Northwest poet, writing confessional and haunting poetry.

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Sept 18 prompt, poem, event

Sept 18th’s prompt is “you stumble upon old home videos”  Continue reading “Sept 18 prompt, poem, event”

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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”

Sept 8 prompt & poem

Sept 8th’s prompt is “your dreams follow you” Continue reading “Sept 8 prompt & poem”

Reboot & Sept 7 prompt

Sept 7th’s prompt is “Thank God it’s Friday “ Continue reading “Reboot & Sept 7 prompt”

Aug 22 prompt

Aug 22nd’s prompt is “this was perplexing; he never had someone fail to die before” Continue reading “Aug 22 prompt”

Aug 21 prompts

Aug 21st’s prompt was “the cost of not following your heart is spending the rest of your life wishing you had” Continue reading “Aug 21 prompts”

Aug 20 prompt

Aug 20th’s prompt is “a hitman did not kill you  because you were to “change the world”; they’re back to check your progress “ Continue reading “Aug 20 prompt”

Aug 19 prompt

I’ve been dealing with a painful ankle, a tiny MHE hook that is literately chewing up muscles and nerves. …

So when I realize how far behind I am Continue reading “Aug 19 prompt”

Aug 15 – 18 prompts

Been waylaid a bit with pain.  Which means my touch has been toxic to e-devices the past few Continue reading “Aug 15 – 18 prompts”

Aug 13 & 14 prompts

Prompts …

Monday’s, Sunday Aug 13th prompt was  “whatever happens, whoever comes knocking – I’ve been here for at least an hour” … Continue reading “Aug 13 & 14 prompts”

Aug 12 prompt & poem

This past year I have had the privilege to have some of my poetry included into Amalie Rush Hill’s Social Justice poetry anthology. I submitted quite a few a poems a year ago May … Accepted, I was one of 26 poets included Continue reading “Aug 12 prompt & poem”

Aug 9, 10 & 11 prompts

Last night was a Moments Before Midnight reading at the Book Bin in Corvallis Oregon, I rode down with congenial publisher, Bob Hill, and his lovely wife (and MBM editor, the poet Amalie Rush Hill. It was a lovely evening, even though Continue reading “Aug 9, 10 & 11 prompts”

Aug 8 prompts

Day 2 of cleaning the rugs … Yes, it’s still in process. I thought I had both clean when evening fell; the rinse water seemed to flow clean, but now it appears Continue reading “Aug 8 prompts”

Aug 7 prompts

It’s a hot day today – and I was looking for a way to play with water while still being productive-ish. (I’ve been on a bit of a cleaning kick). So I pulled the two large rugs onto saw-horses and I have been washing them today.  Goal achieved Continue reading “Aug 7 prompts”

Aug 6 prompts

I’m home – let’s get this posted

Today – Monday, Aug 6th prompt is “that’s the sad thing – you did, once”. Continue reading “Aug 6 prompts”

Aug 1-5 prompts

Sorry for the extended absence; my health has been less than kind lately and it has had me in a downward spiral. It is all the external triggers that I can’t control – been hard to pull up &  get anything accomplished, even when consciously practicing self-care.  Continue reading “Aug 1-5 prompts”

July 30 & 31 prompts

it’s late – but let’s do this …

Monday, July 30’s prompt was “an alphabet in the city”.

and

Tuesday, July 31st prompt is  “transparent happiness”.

Pixy is in one of her schizophrenic moods, having alot of issues right now – ao that’s it for now …

Have fun poeming.

 

July 29 prompt & poem

Sunday … which means it’s gardening & domestics day; heatwave returns today … so probably just domestics.

Today’s prompt is domestics-inspired – “scrubbing down the floors”. Continue reading “July 29 prompt & poem”

July 28 prompt & poem

Happy Saturday

Today’s prompt is fitting, given the recent heat w

 

aves Continue reading “July 28 prompt & poem”

Jul 25 prompt & poem

Today – or rather last night – was very very weird.  Ans I did not get to sleep until 6 … so I slept in late.  Still not quite sure I am awake yet.

Wednesday’s July 25 prompt is “they weren’t counting on the bears” Continue reading “Jul 25 prompt & poem”

Jul 24 prompt & poem

Happy Tuesday. Let’s have a little fun with today, shall we?

Tuesday’s July 24 prompt is “the world’s only hope is Jerry (the comic book cashier)” Continue reading “Jul 24 prompt & 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”

July 19 prompt

Posting this in my moment of breath …

Thursday, July 19th prompt is “kill the cliche” …

July 18 prompt & poem

Okay … let’s do this. I think of have my stuff prepped.

Wednesday, July 17th’s prompt is from the list … “mystery of pebbles”. … Continue reading “July 18 prompt & poem”

July 17 prompt

Been a slow week and an even slower day but it seems like I have my Pixy re-built.

Which means I now have access again to my July prompt Continue reading “July 17 prompt”

July 16 prompt

Slowly rebuilding Pixy’s innards. Slow going, but I’m getting there. Still can’t get my MS Office to load … so we are still on impromptu prompts.

Saturday, July 14th’s prompt is a photo of Hummingwood Farm (out in Stayton) … Continue reading “July 16 prompt”

July 13 prompt

Yes, still Pixy-less … Yet another scaled -down post. Keep in mind, since I can’t access my prompt list on Pixy, these mobile prompts are purely Continue reading “July 13 prompt”

July 12 prompt

UPDATE: Found this in my draft folder. Hate when stuff doesn’t post….

Pixy still infirmed so going mobile.

Getting tired of my mobile phone swapping out my words, ‘tho. (Pixy is NOT ‘Pony, idjit!) One of the reasons it’s nickname is Bitch. Continue reading “July 12 prompt”

Jul 10 prompt

Pixy, my laptop, won’t boot up yesterday & today. And I’m scattered today to troubleshoot it. So let’s go mobile!

Of course,

Continue reading “Jul 10 prompt”

Jul 9 prompts & poem

Yay, ‘puter is still behavin’ … so let’s do this!

Monday, July 9 prompt is “genuine”.   Continue reading “Jul 9 prompts & poem”

Jul 7 & 8 prompts & poem

Friday, the gremlins not only took possession of my e-devices … they even managed to assail my son’s car as well. We hope a car wizard can repel and expel them tomorrow.

Fridays shenanigans had me down for Continue reading “Jul 7 & 8 prompts & poem”

Jul 6 prompt

Another day of non-stop obstacles and detours … And it looks like I won’t be able to make any poetry or poetry writing gatherings this weekend.

But let’s play anyways … Continue reading “Jul 6 prompt”

Jul 5 prompt

This is gonna down and dirty at first because I am running late this morning. I’ll flesh it out when I get to my next stop w/ WIFI.

Thursday’s July 5 prompt is “conversations between people who don’t exist?” Continue reading “Jul 5 prompt”

Jul 4 prompt & poem

Today is Independence Day here in the US of A; Enjoy and celebrate it if you are of the mind. I just can’t bring myself to – too many civil rights and human rights being removed daily Continue reading “Jul 4 prompt & poem”

Jul 3 prompts

Monday has been a real bitch – so let’s add a bit of whimsey/

Tuesday’s Jul 3  prompt was “You don’t strike me as a professional criminal.’  ‘That’s why I’m so good at it …” Continue reading “Jul 3 prompts”

Jul 1 & 2 prompts

I had hoped things would settle down this week, after the last week’s events … but as soon as I try to catch my breath, there’s still a few curve balls.  Still, I’m tenacious – Let’s forge ahead! Continue reading “Jul 1 & 2 prompts”

Jun 25 – 30 prompts

This week has been busy with preparing for Thursday’s, Friday’s & Saturday’s events. Between them & challenges, postings will be difficult.

So let’s post Monday through Saturday’s prompts. Continue reading “Jun 25 – 30 prompts”

Jun 23 & 24 prompts

Today is photo prompts; It is Paint The Town/Write The Town season and both days this weekend has an event. So you get to attend Continue reading “Jun 23 & 24 prompts”

Jun 20, 21, and 22 prompts

Okay – hand’s healing slowly and while I haven’t been able to access my ‘puter much, I have been making progress on next week’s art projects, formatting chapbooks and rehearsin Continue reading “Jun 20, 21, and 22 prompts”

Jun 17, 18, and 19 prompts

It becomes more and more clear to me that the laws of physics just get wrapped around me.

How else can I explain Continue reading “Jun 17, 18, and 19 prompts”

Jun 12 prompt

Operative operating system today … so let’s do this …

Today’s is “life in a zoo” .., Continue reading “Jun 12 prompt”

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