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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

Homepage Poetry Prompt Archive EventsAbout MeBooksPoetryProjectsMemes

 

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

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Apr 12 NaPoWriMo Day 12/30

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Apr 11 NaPoWriMo Day 11/30

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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

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Apr 8 NaPoWriMo Day 8/30

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Apr 7 NaPoWriMo Day 7/30

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Apr 6 NaPoWriMo Day 6/30

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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”

Jun 12 prompt

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

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

Jun 15 prompts

So two days behind; let’s get caught up.

Wednesday’s prompt was “uploaded photo”.  Continue reading “Jun 15 prompts”

June 4 & 5 prompt + poem

Today is beautiful here in Salem, Oregon. Warm, sunny – with just the right amount of clouds to keep it from being hot.  So let’s get caught up …

Yesterday’s prompt was “life from your pet’s perspective”. This always results in some interesting lines. And you learn something new about yourself when you look through another’s eyes.

Today’s prompt is “missed appointment“. … something I have been all too familiar with the past couple of years.

One of my pet persona poems (I was pretty miffed at myself, can you tell) …

Miniminihaha


Want to look up past prompt? Maybe one of my past Pinterest “Ariel’s List”?

I’ve made it easy for you. You can find them in my archive on my Poetry Prompts page.


And speaking of art collections – I upload my various ones here …

Ariel on ShopVida

Ariel on RedBubble

CC Willow Originals on Etsy

CC Willow on ShopVida

CC Willow on RedBubble

June 3 prompt

Again going with a photo prompt today – It is Paint The Town. Write The Town Event 2. And I am at Gaiety Hollow.

This year the organizers have arranged music

Continue reading “June 3 prompt”

June 2 prompt

Update: This did not post of June 2 … lets try it yet again ….

Today let’s go a little different with the prompt.

Continue reading “June 2 prompt”

June 1 prompt

In Salem, we are getting a reminder of how precious clean water is. And how easy it is to screw up communications.

The past week we have had cyanotoxins in our tap water. Of course – our City did not notify us until late Tuesday Continue reading “June 1 prompt”

May 30 prompt

So, a lil’ computer/e-devices issues today. But I used the downtime to catch up on the dishes.

June is coming up fast, Continue reading “May 30 prompt”

May 29 prompt

Yesterday, our wanderings led us to Waterloo State Park, just south of Lebanon, Oregon.  Which suited me fine as I am a “water creature”.

At first Continue reading “May 29 prompt”

May 28 prompt

 

Today it is National Memorial Day in the United States – a day to remember our loved ones past on, especially veterans and soldiers who have sacrificed for our liberty and freedom.

Today I am Continue reading “May 28 prompt”

May 25 prompt

 

Headed downtown because it is the day to switch out exhibits!

Today’s prompt is “taking down art” Continue reading “May 25 prompt”

May 23 prompt & poem

As CC Willow, one of my art mediums is digital photography.  And, oft-times, those photos inspire a poem (or three).

I’m looking at one of my pieces today of my late hubby hugging a Redwood tree.  Truth be told, Continue reading “May 23 prompt & poem”

May 22 prompt & poem

Today is National Solitaire Day. I find games can be used for great effect as metaphors in poetry.

Today’s prompt is “solitaire” Continue reading “May 22 prompt & poem”

May 21 prompt

 

It’s such nice weather today … let’s make today’s poem be a happy, peaceful one.

Today’s prompt is “garden gate”. Continue reading “May 21 prompt”

May 19 prompt and poem

The past few days I have been unexpectedly participating in holding a bullying manager accountable for their actions. Continue reading “May 19 prompt and poem”

May 15 prompt and poem

It’s been perfect gardening weather and all the green inhabitants of Boxwood Cottage are growing like… well, a weed! Including the ivy.

When we bought Boxwood Cottage, it came with a few “wild areas covered with English Ivy under the trees. Continue reading “May 15 prompt and poem”

May 14 prompt and poem

I’ve been having today’s prompt muse around my head, re-arranging the furniture, knocking down walls.

Today’s prompt is “write a love letter”. Continue reading “May 14 prompt and poem”

May 13 prompt and poem

Let’s go the other way this Mother’s Day –  Even if you don’t all have a child, we all have been children at some point.

Remember what that was Continue reading “May 13 prompt and poem”

May 12 prompt and poem

 

Perhaps you have someone who you love like a mother. Maybe there’s someone who chides you like a Continue reading “May 12 prompt and poem”

May 11 prompt

Today I’ve been thinking of one of my favorite artists, Vincent Van Gogh… and, hey, I’ve a pix taken yesterday of him & I together – him the beauty, me the brains.

My favorite portrayal of Vincent was in Dr Who (the episode that centered around the Church of Auvers painting), when Smith’s Doctor & Amy Pond spent time with Vincent. We almost all know that Van Gogh suffered

Continue reading “May 11 prompt”

May 8 prompt & poem

Today I pull out another National Day … and it should be a holiday, in my estimation! It is Have A Coke Day, or in Twitter speech – #NationalHaveACokeDay.

It’s no secret I am a Cocaholic – a devout Coca-Cola Classic imbiber, something I was proudly addicted to Continue reading “May 8 prompt & poem”

May 7 prompt & poem

It’s been a few days … I fell out again. Or down. Pesky rabbit holes – or was it worm-holes into other places?

Well, today I have an craving that has pulled me back here. Continue reading “May 7 prompt & poem”

May 4 prompt

We’re going easy today … because I am a life-long Star Wars geek! Yep, Han Solo is my ideal man, I don’t wear real fur ’cause Ewoks are cute, and, damn, I’m a Rebel Princess!

Today’s prompt is “May the Fourth be with you.  Continue reading “May 4 prompt”

May 3 prompt

I am still really having fun with playing with the blitz form from yesterday – so let’s give it a spotlight today! Today’s prompt is to write a blitz poem.  Continue reading “May 3 prompt”

#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”

Mar 27 & 28 prompt

I keep falling down those rabbit holes; seriously, I think that March Hare has a thing for me. But there’s only so long I can walk on ceilings before the need becomes driving for solid earth again.

Yesterday’s prompt was “theater” Continue reading “Mar 27 & 28 prompt”

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