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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”

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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 9 prompt & poem

Saturday’s and Valentine’s Day Continue reading “Feb 9 prompt & poem”

Feb 8 prompt & poem

Friday’s prompt … Continue reading “Feb 8 prompt & poem”

Feb 7 prompt

Thursday …

Today’s prompt  “appetence – an eager desire, an instinctive inclination, an attraction or natural bond”. Continue reading “Feb 7 prompt”

Feb 6 prompt & poem

Wednesday … I’m late. Sorry. Continue reading “Feb 6 prompt & poem”

Feb 5 prompt & poem

Tuesday … and we are going Continue reading “Feb 5 prompt & poem”

Feb 4 prompt & poem

Monday … what lovely prompt Continue reading “Feb 4 prompt & poem”

Dec 28 prompt & poem

Happy Friday! I will be spending my day downtown – prepping for Continue reading “Dec 28 prompt & poem”

Dec 20 – 21 prompts & poem

Dec 23-27 prompts & CC Willow

Happy Kwanzaa! It’s the second day

I think I’m past all the difficult days of December … Let’s get caught up, shall we? Continue reading “Dec 23-27 prompts & CC Willow”

Aug 21 prompts

Aug 21st’s prompt was “the cost of not following your heart is spending the rest of your life wishing you had” Continue reading “Aug 21 prompts”

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”

May 27 prompt

So, many of you know I juggle my time back and forth between Ariel & CC Willow, between poetry & painting. There are times I feel that tug-of-war more than others …

Last night I stayed up uploading artwork onto ties – the latest product introduced on ShopVida (just in time for Dad’s Day!)

So let’s make today’s prompt “tying one on” because I feel rather drunk with not enough sleep … Continue reading “May 27 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 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”

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”

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 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 1 Start of Poem A Day Challenges plus …

Happy Easter!

Finally! April is here and with it all the Poem-A-Day games challenges. napo2018button2 blackTime to smash down any mental brick walls stumbling blocks you may have been running into.  Today National/Global Poetry Month. starts – and GloPoWriMo 2018 button blackwith it the annual writing challenges “Poem-A-Day” aka PAD. Also Camp NaNoWriMo starts …

 

My PAD prompt is apropos … “start”. Continue reading “Apr 1 Start of Poem A Day Challenges plus …”

Mar 22 prompt & poem

Today’s is World Water Day and water is a frequent motif in my poetry. Partly because I am a Pisces and water resonates deeply for me – but mostly due to the fact that water is such a major building block for life and humans.

So today’s prompt is “water” ! Continue reading “Mar 22 prompt & poem”

Mar 14 prompt and poem

3/14 or 3-14. Or 3.14. <happy dance> It’s PI day.

I love incorporating science and math into the language of poetry. Today’s prompt is “Pi” ...  So write about Pi. Use it as Continue reading “Mar 14 prompt and poem”

Feb 21 prompt and a poem

It is nearing my birthday – so I am getting a bit personal on the prompts …

 Today’s  prompt is “purple” – my favorite color and very wrapped in meaning to me. Continue reading “Feb 21 prompt and a poem”

Feb 15 prompt & poem

It’s Advancement of science week and, as such,  today’s  prompt is simply “science”. Continue reading “Feb 15 prompt & poem”

Feb 14 prompt & poem

Valentines’s Day. Birthday of Oregon, my favorite grandmother and of my beloved …

So today’s  prompt is “Tiger”. Continue reading “Feb 14 prompt & poem”

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