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Ariel, Pacific NW poet

writing confessional and haunting poetry.

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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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Oct 31 prompt and poem

Halloween!  And when dusk starts forming, I can’t wait for the neighborhood’s celebrants to take to the street!

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Oct 30 prompt and poem

So – getting ahead of the game …

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Apr 18 #NaPoWriMo #AprPAD

Day 18. My aide may have killed my beloved laptop with dishwater. We’ll see, Fortunately, the top was closed. I have dried what water I could see and have it bagged up with rice until tomorrow.

So – today we do this tiny-screen editing Continue reading “Apr 18 #NaPoWriMo #AprPAD”

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!

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Mar 18 & 19 prompt

Yesterday’s prompt was “awkward moments”

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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”

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 19 prompt

Today’s prompt is inspired by my Monday evening … it is “by the Continue reading “Dec 19 prompt”

Dec 18 prompt

It’s Monday – but let’s have some fun …Grab the nearest book & go to page 22. Continue reading “Dec 18 prompt”

Dec 17 prompt

Let’s have today’s prompt be “chocolate-covered anythinng” … Continue reading “Dec 17 prompt”

Dec 16 prompt

Today’s prompt can go many ways – it is “cold Continue reading “Dec 16 prompt”

Day 15 prompt

Still December – so tossing in another holiday-themed prompt out there ..Today’s is “the lights on Continue reading “Day 15 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 13 prompt

Today’s prompt “Mother, on her birthday”

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