A Pacific Northwest poet, writing confessional and haunting poetry.



Mar 17 prompt

I’m out and about today, helping a friend. So posting today’s prompt from my phone…

Today, St Patrick’s Day, is a day of my people … if you count leprechauns as my ancestors! Although Im just as apt to claim the Sidhe and Faire Folk!

So rather than go with the cliche and trite prompts … Today’s prompt is “cabbage” …

I think that may be Irish enough for today – but if you insist on doing green beer, or shamrock, or blarney instead – go with it. Follow the whispers of your muse! Just poem!

I have a day of cleaning a wood floor just now – but I hope to catch the local Irish Band, Potatoe Famine.

April is Nation Poetry Month and the start of many Poem-A-Day (PAD) challenges.

My favorite? Robert Lee Brewer has done one the past decade(?) on his Poetry Asides blog over at Writer’s Digest. He posted the guidelines a few days ago in preparation of the 11th PAD Challenge. I’ll be sharing them here!

I will also be sharing NaPoWriMo’s (National Poetry Writing Month) daily prompts. They also are posting their preparation guidelines.

I’ll also be sharing The Poetry Schools PAD Challenge (if they have one this year). And any others I find …

Happy happy March! Showing love to the Irish & counting days down to the now global Poetry Month!

Erin go braugh!


Feb 22 prompt

Making this quick as I’m waiting for yoga to start.

Before today was my birthday – it was first George Washington’s. Today’s prompt is a Twofer:

1) George Washington ( who surprisingly hasn’t shown up in any of my poems yet)

2) write about being birthed today. Its the first day of your life …

Feb 4 & 5 prompt

Yesterday’s prompt was “home-made soup”.

Today’s is “kill the machine’. … because after three days of tracking Continue reading “Feb 4 & 5 prompt”

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This is important! #ArtActionDay!

Jan 9 prompt

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

Dec 27 prompt

Sorry I am late again; It’s day six of having a cold.

And I’m a SLIDer Continue reading “Dec 27 prompt”

Dec 26 prompt

Today’s prompt is especially timely – given yesterday’s traditional gift-giving frenzy. It is Continue reading “Dec 26 prompt”

Dec 25 prompt


Happy Christmas! I wish everyone joy today!

Today’s prompt is Continue reading “Dec 25 prompt”

Dec 24 prompt


ToHappy Holidays. Today is Christmas Eve and I wish everyone a peacefu, serene night!

Today’s prompt is Continue reading “Dec 24 prompt”

Dec 23 prompt


Todays poetry prompt is “soul Continue reading “Dec 23 prompt”

Dec 22 prompt


Todays poetry prompt is “equinox, Continue reading “Dec 22 prompt”

Dec 21 prompt

As word artists, one of the tasks/duties is to be a witness – a Witness to experiences, truths, and current Continue reading “Dec 21 prompt”

Dec 20 Prompt

Today’s prompt is “Portland” … Continue reading “Dec 20 Prompt”

Dec 14 prompt

It’s December – lets have fun with it! Are you naughty or nice …

Today’s prompt is Continue reading “Dec 14 prompt”

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 16 NovPAD prompts …

It’s Thursday which means a full day and I’m on the run. Let me share today’s writing challenges prompts.

And, yes, this is being composed on my phone because I’m on the run today, so it’s a stripped down version …. Continue reading “Day 16 NovPAD prompts …”

Day 6 Trying to squeeze in my NovPAD & NaNoWriMo 

Today is Monday, and for me it’s one of my few scheduled days. And today has an extra trip folded into it.

So naturally, the Gremlins are excited and active … Continue reading “Day 6 Trying to squeeze in my NovPAD & NaNoWriMo “

Spent yesterday in a dual role …

Continue reading “Spent yesterday in a dual role …”

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