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Ariel, Pacific NW poet

writing confessional and haunting poetry.

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April Poem A Day

Sept 17 prompt & poem

Sept 17th’s prompt is “come, you masters of war ”  Continue reading “Sept 17 prompt & poem”

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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 9 prompt & event

Sept 9th’s prompt is “how to follow your dream” Continue reading “Sept 9 prompt & event”

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 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 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”

July 26 & 27 prompts

Yesterday was turned into a very long day out & my Pixy (laptop) is no longer able to withstand daily jaunts. Every time I boarded a bus to go home, I ended up somewhere

Continue reading “July 26 & 27 prompts”

July 23rd prompt

Monday. One of my long days of the week. On my way to my first appointment.

Let me take a moment

Continue reading “July 23rd prompt”

Jun 9 prompt & poem

I’m frustrated. – I tried yet again to draft a post the night before – and the morning negated much of what I had written.


Today is the fourth event of Paint The Town Continue reading “Jun 9 prompt & poem”

Jun 8 prompts & poem

So another no-frills day because my devices are still being rude. Trying to log on but I have literally tried logging on hundreds of times today and this Continue reading “Jun 8 prompts & poem”

Jun 6 & 7 prompts

None of my e-devices are playing nice …

It’s late. I’m tired of trying. So I’m posting no-frills

Continue reading “Jun 6 & 7 prompts”

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”

Day 26 #AprPAD #NaPoWriMo

It’s one of my bad bad days. I’m I didn’t make it to the Grand Launch of Moments Before Midnight.

Can I get honest? My mind has been telling me I’m taking on more commitments than my body Continue reading “Day 26 #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”

Apr 5 #AprPAD #NaPoWRiMo

Day 5

My PAD prompt is … “words to use from a poem
Continue reading “Apr 5 #AprPAD #NaPoWRiMo”

Apr 4 #AprPAD #NaPoWRiMo

Today is Maya Angelou’s birthday – she would have been 90. What an amazing  poet she was! I had the pleasure of hearing her read before when she was in Salem.

Day 4

My PAD prompt is … “7 lines” Continue reading “Apr 4 #AprPAD #NaPoWRiMo”

Apr 3 #AprPAD #NaPoWRiMo

“Day 3

My PAD prompt is … “procrustean” … I love collecting words!

Continue reading “Apr 3 #AprPAD #NaPoWRiMo”

Apr 2 #AprPAD #NaPoWRiMo

“Day 2

My PAD prompt is  … “collage” – Collect images from newspapers and magazines either by clipping them or making a list of the colors, things, people, objects, and their qualities that you notice as you look through them. If you’ve clipped images, create a collage of the clippings as an illustration of a poem not yet written, and then write that poem. If you’ve collected images as text, use the snippets to create a poem. Continue reading “Apr 2 #AprPAD #NaPoWRiMo”

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