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Ariel, Pacific NW poet

writing confessional and haunting poetry.

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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”

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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”

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 30 & 31 prompts. NaPoWriMo. Poem. Readings. Kitchen Sink.

Today’s is going to be a long post – Because it is the final day to prepare for National Poetry Month and I have a lot of irons in the fire – so to speak.

Yesterday’s prompt was “hyper”.   Continue reading “Mar 30 & 31 prompts. NaPoWriMo. Poem. Readings. Kitchen Sink.”

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”

Mar 26 prompt

The United States right now is craaazy! What ‘s right is wrong, what’s black is white, what’s up is down; feeding the hungry is being outlawed, defending the vulnerable is being portrayed as attacking white males and the NRA is taking an affront with schoolchildren denouncing slaughter in the schools.

Let’s go to a different time, shall we? Today’s prompt is “September 1960 “. Continue reading “Mar 26 prompt”

Mar 25 prompt

I’m not a smoker but…Today’s prompt is “an ashtray”. Continue reading “Mar 25 prompt”

Mar 24 prompt

Today is one of my favorite days – my “baby” sister’s birthday! And I’m missing her.

I remember this day the pictures was taken, a quick Easter picture before heading to church, reaching out towards mom’s pink and purple roses near the driveway.It was a mild spring day in San Jose, early morning,

Strange how photographs hold sounds and scents, emotions .. Continue reading “Mar 24 prompt”

Mar 23 prompt

As a tree-hugger & conservationist, I am alarmed with how we humans impact our earth and our fellow planetary travelers. Especially Continue reading “Mar 23 prompt”

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 20 & 21 prompt

Yesterday’s prompt was “International Day of Happiness ” … and it was a happy day for me!

Today’s is Continue reading “Mar 20 & 21 prompt”

Mar 18 & 19 prompt

Yesterday’s prompt was “awkward moments”

Today’s is Continue reading “Mar 18 & 19 prompt”

Mar 17 prompt

I’m out and about today, helping a friend. So posting today’s prompt from my phone…

Today, St Patrick’s Day, is a day of my people … if you count leprechauns as my ancestors! Although Im just as apt to claim the Sidhe and Faire Folk!

So rather than go with the cliche and trite prompts … Today’s prompt is Continue reading “Mar 17 prompt”

Mar 15 prompt & poem

Let’s go a different direction today – as I find a good way to tap into my creative side is to dump it into the uncomfortable deep end of the pool.

Today’s prompt is “Kansas” ...  A place I have never been.  Continue reading “Mar 15 prompt & poem”

Dec 31 Prompt

Let’s end the year on a positive note – most everyone I know  Continue reading “Dec 31 Prompt”

Dec 30 Prompt

Dec 30 has a mess of differnt historical happenings such as Dec 30, 1936 ;The United Auto Workers union staged its first sitdown strike.

So, as we traditionally look Continue reading “Dec 30 Prompt”

Dec 29 Prompt

Our prompt today is “tomato & winter squash”.

And  – dang – a soup of that sounds Continue reading “Dec 29 Prompt”

Dec 28 Prompt

Today – as one of the Twelve Days of Christmas – is Holy Innocents Day. And that is Continue reading “Dec 28 Prompt”

Dec 26 prompt

Today’s prompt is especially timely – given yesterday’s traditional gift-giving frenzy. It is Continue reading “Dec 26 prompt”

Dec 20 Prompt

Today’s prompt is “Portland” … Continue reading “Dec 20 Prompt”

Dec 14 prompt

It’s December – lets have fun with it! Are you naughty or nice …

Today’s prompt is Continue reading “Dec 14 prompt”

Dec 9 prompt

Ariel's List of Poetry Prompts: December
December 2017

Today’s prompt is “drunk & drugged” …

Or should I have just said ‘Holiday Party’???? Continue reading “Dec 9 prompt”

Dec 8 prompt

8Today’s prompt is “when no-one’s looking” …

What does some-one do when no one is looking? Do they savor the inattetion? do they seek attention? Do you? Continue reading “Dec 8 prompt”

Dec 7 prompt and poem

2017 Something Red Art Walk
2017 Something Red Art Walk

In honor of laast night’s festivities – The Something Red Art Walk  – that kicked off wih a reception  and music last night. So today is “Something Red”  … Continue reading “Dec 7 prompt and poem”

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