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A Pacific Northwest poet, writing confessional and haunting poetry.

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Jan 22 prompt & poem

Pixy is behaving herself so let’s ‘go for broke” today. 🙂 Continue reading “Jan 22 prompt & poem”

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Jan 21 prompt

Tech problems today … Continue reading “Jan 21 prompt”

Jan 20 prompt & poem

Well. It is Sunday again. Continue reading “Jan 20 prompt & poem”

Jan 19 prompt & poem

Women’s March today here in Salem. And, despite two broken Continue reading “Jan 19 prompt & poem”

Jan 18 prompt & poem

Happy Friday!

I attended Continue reading “Jan 18 prompt & poem”

Jan 17 prompt & poem

Thursday – only two more days Continue reading “Jan 17 prompt & poem”

Jan 16 prompt & poem

Today, on Twitter it is @1line wed.  Continue reading “Jan 16 prompt & poem”

Jan 15 prompt & poem

Tuesday – And I am hoping Continue reading “Jan 15 prompt & poem”

Jan 14 prompt

It’s the weekend!

Today’s prompt is “eunoia”. Continue reading “Jan 14 prompt”

Jan 13 prompt & poem

It’s the weekend!

Today’s prompt is “tenalach”. Continue reading “Jan 13 prompt & poem”

Jan 12 prompt & poem

It’s the weekend!

Today’s Continue reading “Jan 12 prompt & poem”

Jan 11 prompt & poem

Late start’ I was exhausted when I got home last night.

Today’s prompt is “lethologica”. Continue reading “Jan 11 prompt & poem”

Jan 10 prompt & poem

Starting the day with poetry …

Our prompt today is “oriflamme”. Continue reading “Jan 10 prompt & poem”

Jan 9 prompt & poem

Making this quick because Wednesday starts early, early for me today ……

Our prompt today is “selenophilia”. Continue reading “Jan 9 prompt & poem”

Jan 8 prompt & poem

Happy Tuesday. Sorry this is late; I’m having tech issues again.  But let’s get going …

Our prompt today is “apodyopsis”. Continue reading “Jan 8 prompt & poem”

Jan 7 prompt & poem

This finishes the first week of the year … !

Our prompt today is “serendipity”. Continue reading “Jan 7 prompt & poem”

Jan 6 prompt & poem

We made it to the first Sunday of the New Year! !

Our prompt today is “pistanthrphobia”; my, that’s a mouthful, isn’t it? Continue reading “Jan 6 prompt & poem”

Jan 5 prompt & poem

Happy Saturday!

I am thinking Continue reading “Jan 5 prompt & poem”

Jan 4 prompt & poem

Welcome back!

Today’s prompt is Continue reading “Jan 4 prompt & poem”

Jan 3 prompt & poem

Welcome back!

Today’s prompt is Continue reading “Jan 3 prompt & poem”

Jan 2 prompt & announcement

Welcome back!

Today’s prompt is Continue reading “Jan 2 prompt & announcement”

Jan 1 prompt poem

First prompt and the first day of 2019. Happy New Year! Continue reading “Jan 1 prompt poem”

Dec 31 prompt poem

Last day of the year Happy New Year!All my Rowdy Friends lyrics

Let’s end this month with some Honky Tonk Continue reading “Dec 31 prompt poem”

Dec 29 prompt & poem

Happy-ish Saturday! I had in my persona as CC Willow Continue reading “Dec 29 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”

Dec 18 & 19 prompts & poem

Spent yesterday rebuilding both computers. I am hoping, when I get an influx of income, to replace both; they are now quite old. But for now, they’re rather like maintaining Continue reading “Dec 18 & 19 prompts & poem”

Sept 14 prompt & poem

Sept 14th’s prompt is “Phoenix ”  Continue reading “Sept 14 prompt & poem”

Sept 10 prompt & poem

Sept 9th’s prompt is “a fugitive spirit sprints through a graveyard “ Continue reading “Sept 10 prompt & poem”

Sept 9 prompt & event

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

Sept 8 prompt & poem

Sept 8th’s prompt is “your dreams follow you” Continue reading “Sept 8 prompt & poem”

Reboot & Sept 7 prompt

Sept 7th’s prompt is “Thank God it’s Friday “ Continue reading “Reboot & Sept 7 prompt”

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 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 19 prompt

I’ve been dealing with a painful ankle, a tiny MHE hook that is literately chewing up muscles and nerves. …

So when I realize how far behind I am Continue reading “Aug 19 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”

Jul 24 prompt & poem

Happy Tuesday. Let’s have a little fun with today, shall we?

Tuesday’s July 24 prompt is “the world’s only hope is Jerry (the comic book cashier)”

Continue reading “Jul 24 prompt & poem”

Jul 7 & 8 prompts & poem

Friday, the gremlins not only took possession of my e-devices … they even managed to assail my son’s car as well. We hope a car wizard can repel and expel them tomorrow.

Fridays shenanigans had me down for Continue reading “Jul 7 & 8 prompts & poem”

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”

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