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Ariel, Pacific NW poet

writing confessional and haunting poetry.

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Feb 20 Prompt & poem

Today let’s look at saying goodbye to those you love … Continue reading “Feb 20 Prompt & poem”

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Feb 19 Prompt & poem

I am continuing focusing in on Continue reading “Feb 19 Prompt & poem”

Feb 18 Prompt & poem

Let’s get this week started …

Monday’s poetry prompt is “psithurism – the sound of the wind through trees”. … as it pertains to love, of course. Continue reading “Feb 18 Prompt & poem”

Feb 17 Prompt & poem

Okay – Let’s get caught up here …

Sunday’s poetry prompt is “moira- a person’s fate or destiny”. … as it pertains to love, of course. Continue reading “Feb 17 Prompt & poem”

Feb 16 Prompt & poem

Late posting … issues.

Saturday’s poetry prompt is “rimjhimc –  a light tapping sound produced by a series of raindrops rapidly falling and hitting onto a surface”.  Continue reading “Feb 16 Prompt & poem”

Feb 15 Prompt & poem

Posting late … issues.

Friday’s poetry prompt is “dormiveglia –  the space that stretches between sleeping and waking … Continue reading “Feb 15 Prompt & poem”

Feb 14 Prompt & poem

Posting late … issues.

Thursday’s poetry prompt is “lacuna – a blank space, a missing part”. Continue reading “Feb 14 Prompt & poem”

Feb 13 Prompt & poem

Hello again! One day left to go until Valentine’s. Continue reading “Feb 13 Prompt & poem”

Feb 12 Prompt & poem

Okay – I think I have My Pixy functional again. You should know by now Continue reading “Feb 12 Prompt & poem”

Feb 11 Prompt

Still having computer issues, so another no-frills post.

Mondays prompt is “sweven – <n> a vision seen in sleep; a dream”. Write us of a sweven of love!

Feb 10 prompt

Today’s prompt is going to be frill-free and basic; my laptop, Pixy, is being very uncooperative and narcoleptic.

I hope, if she gets enough power, to fill this post out later with a sample poem.

Sunday’s prompt is to write a love poem inspired by “apricity – the warmth of the sun in winter”.

Dec 16 & 17 prompts

Posting on the fly today ….

Sunday Dec 16th prompt came. And I muddled through. My Grizly loved listening to Continue reading “Dec 16 & 17 prompts”

Dec 11 & 12 prompts & poem

Yesterday, Dec 12th ended up biding a “no-device” Day; I took an early morning art webinar which, apparently, ended up eating all of Pixy’s battery Continue reading “Dec 11 & 12 prompts & poem”

Dec 10 prompt & poem

Happy Human Right’s Day!

Don’t just defend your Human Rights; put yourself out there for defending others’ rights as well, As the saying goes “Together we stand; Continue reading “Dec 10 prompt & poem”

Dec 9 prompt & poem

Wet wintery rain today- but looking forward to this cozy afternoon of friends come and poetry next to the wood Continue reading “Dec 9 prompt & poem”

Dec 7 prompt & poem

So poems interpreting another art form, AKA Art or music, is termed as being ekphrasis and – yep – we are doing ekphrastic poem all this holiday month as the days get colder Continue reading “Dec 7 prompt & poem”

Dec 6 prompt & Something Red

It’s one of those days, peeps, when all my devices are SLIDing. And in general, doing everything BUT what I need them too. And I am quickly running out of time because I need to leave for the bus in 15 mins … so post now – “share” later.

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Dec 5 prompt & Something Red

Happy Holidays!

Right now, Christmas is not the only holiday this month to celebrate (That’s why I greet peeps with Happy Holidays!) – and even if this is not my heritage, I still want to honor its’ presence. Especially since so many of my far-away friends are Jewish. Continue reading “Dec 5 prompt & Something Red”

Dec 4 prompt & poem

Late, again. I tried to get my mind off Dec 4th coming yesterday. And exhausted myself. Slept right past noon. It is both an eighth and the sixteenth anniversary of two losses … so this post is dedicated Continue reading “Dec 4 prompt & 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.

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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 …

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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)

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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”

Day 9 NaNoWriMo & NovPAD & 6/30 poem

Day 9 of 30 in our 2018 NaNoWriMo & November Poem-A-Day (NovPAD) challenges. Continue reading “Day 9 NaNoWriMo & NovPAD & 6/30 poem”

Day 8 NaNoWriMo & NovPAD & 8/30 poem

Day 8 of 30 in our 2018 NaNoWriMo & November Poem-A-Day (NovPAD) challenges. Continue reading “Day 8 NaNoWriMo & NovPAD & 8/30 poem”

Day 7 NaNoWriMo & NovPAD & 5/30 poem

Day 7 of 30 in our 2018 NaNoWriMo & November Poem-A-Day (NovPAD) challenges. And … day after midterms. Continue reading “Day 7 NaNoWriMo & NovPAD & 5/30 poem”

Day 6 NaNoWriMo & NovPAD

Day 6 of 30 in our 2018 NaNoWriMo & November Poem-A-Day (NovPAD challenges…. and I’m running late. I usually post THEN sleep; last night I had to first sleep. Continue reading “Day 6 NaNoWriMo & NovPAD”

Day 5 NaNoWriMo & NovPAD

Day 5 of 30 in our 2018 NaNoWriMo & November Poem-A-Day (NovPAD challenges. Continue reading “Day 5 NaNoWriMo & NovPAD”

Day 4 NaNoWriMo & NovPAD

Day 4 of 30 in our 2018 NaNoWriMo & November Poem-A-Day (NovPAD challenges.

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Day 3 NaNoWriMo & NovPAD & 2/30 poem

Day 3 of 30 in our 2018 NaNoWriMo & November Poem-A-Day (NovPAD challenges.

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Day 2 NaNoWriMo & NovPAD 2018 & 1/30 poem

Day 2 of 30 in our 2018 NaNoWriMo & November Poem-A-Day (NovPAD challenges.

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Day 1 NaNoWriMo & NovPAD starts9

Today is the start of the 2018 NaNoWriMo & November Poem-A-Day (NovPAD challenges.

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