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Apr 23 NaPoWriMo Day 23/30

Day 23 of National Poetry Writing Month. Still experiencing some major technical difficulties today. including not being able to upload the art ….

Continuing my SHE ProjectApr 23’s prompt is  “She didn’t quit …”. 


 

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 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

Homepage Poetry Prompt Archive EventsAbout MeBooksPoetryProjectsMemes

 

Image Credit: She Watches, oil by CC Willow

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

Day 12 of National Poetry Writing Month … Continue reading “Apr 12 NaPoWriMo Day 12/30”

Apr 11 NaPoWriMo Day 11/30

Day 11 of National Poetry Writing Month … Continue reading “Apr 11 NaPoWriMo Day 11/30”

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

Day 8 of National Poetry Writing Month … Continue reading “Apr 8 NaPoWriMo Day 8/30”

Apr 7 NaPoWriMo Day 7/30

Day 7 of National Poetry Writing Month … Continue reading “Apr 7 NaPoWriMo Day 7/30”

Apr 6 NaPoWriMo Day 6/30

Day 6 of National Poetry Writing Month … Continue reading “Apr 6 NaPoWriMo Day 6/30”

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”

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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