Wednesday Words – Parchment Poll April 2014

Posted 16 April, 2014 by dragonscaleclippings
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Still hungry for books but events recently have conspired to limit my reading time…
Currently reading: -
“Ivanhoe” by Sir Walter Scott
“The Empty Spaces” by Sarah Churchill
Beautiful yet bleak. The poet utilities a mixture of rhythmical and blank verse to convey heart break and death. 4/5
“CS Lewis: A Life” by Alister McGrath
Very different from AN Wilson’s biography of Lewis in 1990 but equally as interesting. I found the background to Lewis’ books very inspiring. Well worth a read. 4/5
“The Host” by Stephanie Meyer
Much better written than the Twilight series. This is really different; a good look at what it means to be human. The alien slant in the novel is very clever. 4/5
Have you read any of these books? What did you think of them?
© Freya Pickard 2014

Bird – 5

Posted 15 April, 2014 by dragonscaleclippings
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there has been no rain today, but still the blackbird sings
© Freya Pickard 2014

The Woven Tale Press

Posted 11 April, 2014 by dragonscaleclippings
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Very, very pleased to be able to announce that a handful of my clippings were chosen to be included in the current issue of The Woven Tale Press! This online journal is an eclectic mix of the absolute best on the internet and you can find my clippings on pages 35 & 36 at Vol II #4
© Freya Pickard 2014

Bird – 4

Posted 10 April, 2014 by dragonscaleclippings
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dirty, grey-white feathers engulf bulky bodies, curved wings flap in unison, necks outstretched; two geese fly across the road and wheel around the hill
© Freya Pickard 2014

Wednesday Words – I’m back… kind of

Posted 9 April, 2014 by dragonscaleclippings
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Well, I’m back – kind of.
Having spent most of March looking after my soulmate who was struck down with a flu-like virus that attacked his central nervous system, I spent a week and a half Without Words recently.
Although not as refreshing as my 5 weeks Without Words last year, it was good not to have to feel I had to write, whilst helping my soulmate to recuperate. Even though I didn’t write anything, I noticed a lot.
There were all the different flowers and trees to notice. But what I noticed most of all were the birds… How many different kinds visit our garden. How many different songs fill the air as Spring advances.
I have now started writing again but it’s an outpouring of grief, helping me come to terms with the death of my friend, Penny Sylvester… I’m not really ready to share that with the world yet. So, this month, I am sharing the sights and sounds of birds that I’ve noticed recently. I hope you find them as uplifting as I did…
Please note that I do not have a secure internet connection at home at the moment. I am therefore limited as to when I can access the internet. I am not ignoring you if you have emailed, liked, followed or commented… I just have a small amount of time when I can access the internet safely.
© Freya Pickard 2014

Bird – 3

Posted 8 April, 2014 by dragonscaleclippings
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beak parts, lungs heave, heart palpitates. I sing to him and he stops beating against the porch glass, calms… I tell him what to do and he flies to the floor and slips out between door and door frame
© Freya Pickard 2014

Bird – 2

Posted 3 April, 2014 by dragonscaleclippings
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jackdaw spread-eagled on its back
on top of it another daw, wings outstretched
cawing, jabbing with its beak
at the bird it desires to dominate
© Freya Pickard 2014

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