Bird – 8

Posted 24 April, 2014 by dragonscaleclippings
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solitary robin, small, shedding feathers, does not fear to alight on the barrel and take his pick of ham or turkey fat and crumbs. not so the corvus clan who wait until I’m safely indoors and out of sight before they devour what the robin has left
© Freya Pickard 2014

Wednesday Words – Chapter Six

Posted 23 April, 2014 by dragonscaleclippings
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By the time we reached the river it was past midday. Clouds had started to build up to the south and the air seemed heavy. Tygar was shying at nothing and at first would not cross the river. I have to admit, it was a rickety old bridge and I really didn’t think it would take the weight of the thirty wagons and all those goats. But it did. Tygar shuffled from side to side as the last herd of goats followed their wagon onto the creaking, swaying structure. The wind had a whine to it that made the hairs on my neck stand up and Tygar’s skin shivered constantly. I kicked him in the sides and he dug his hooves in.
Then an old nanny goat stopped halfway across the bridge and looked back at us. Her bold yellow eyes stared at us and she bleated something to Tygar. It was obviously something highly insulting in animal speak. Tygar squealed with rage and plunged onto the bridge…
This is an excerpt from Chapter Six of my novel Dragonscale Leggings What better way to celebrate St George’s Day than to read my novel?!
You can read the entire first chapter of my book at Feed A Read and there is also an excerpt from Chapter Nine at a previous Wednesday Words blog.
The novel is available at many stores, including Amazon
© Freya Pickard 2014

Bird – 7

Posted 22 April, 2014 by dragonscaleclippings
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small brown sparrow alights on thin dead branch balanced on bonfire heap; he bounces up and down until branch is motionless, then he gets bored and flies away
© Freya Pickard 2014

Earth Cry

Posted 18 April, 2014 by dragonscaleclippings
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Yesterday, Dagda published my poem, Earth Cry. Please pop over and take a look. What do you think of it?
© Freya Pickard 2014

Bird – 6

Posted 17 April, 2014 by dragonscaleclippings
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the crystal clear echo of morning chorus, random yet orchestrated; like the light, it penetrates my dreams
© Freya Pickard 2014

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

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