offline & without words…

Posted 4 September, 2015 by dragonscaleclippings
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I am offline now until Monday, 14th September 2015 at the earliest. I am taking a week’s holiday in order to try and relax and not get stressed before my meeting with the consultant on Thursday, 10th September 2015. In this meeting I will discover whether or not I am cancer free. I will provide a short update regarding my health as soon as possible after 14th September. Meantime, I have scheduled some posts for next week…
© Freya Pickard 2015

tanka 10

Posted 3 September, 2015 by dragonscaleclippings
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in happy endings
song and dance – I take refuge
from unending pain
in worlds of vivid colour
I find escape from my life
I wrote this tanka while I was recovering from open surgery last year…
© Freya Pickard 2015

Wednesday Words – My New Journal

Posted 2 September, 2015 by dragonscaleclippings
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My new Journal; clad in dragonscales, each new white page a welcome purity to carve my creativity.
A new Journal; my writing is neat and even, for now.
I lay out the structure of my freyan verse on the first page. I know it will take at least five days to write. One verse, each day, writing haiku and elfje from each “clipping verse”. Multiple poems on the same theme, looking at one thing in slightly different ways.
New verse form, a slow, considered way of writing poetry, whilst keeping the discipline of haiku and elfje.
© Freya Pickard 2015

Poplar

Posted 1 September, 2015 by dragonscaleclippings
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dragonscaleclippings:

and here is another of my elfje…

Originally posted on Simply Elfje:

Silver
undersides flash
quiver, shake, flicker,
darkness alternates with paleness;
poplar

© Freya Pickard

To see more of Freya’s work please visit https://dragonscaleclippings.wordpress.com and http://purehaiku.wordpress.com

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tanka 9

Posted 1 September, 2015 by dragonscaleclippings
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shades of light and gloom
colours cover the blankness
of dark memory
solid brightness fills vision
eases achingness and pain
I wrote this tanka while I was recovering from open surgery last year…
© Freya Pickard 2015

tanka 8

Posted 27 August, 2015 by dragonscaleclippings
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walking carefully
muscles pull tightly across
patiently pacing
around narrow garden paths
I watch the changing seasons
I wrote this tanka while I was recovering from open surgery last year…
© Freya Pickard 2015

Wednesday Words – Dracomagan

Posted 26 August, 2015 by dragonscaleclippings
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Dracomagan came into existence in the first draft of Dragonscale Leggings, a short story I wrote at college in 1992. She was, initially, an alter ego, a projection of how I wanted to be; confident, always right, determined, strong, not worried about what people think …
Since then, however, I have matured. Dracomagan, however, remains more or less the same, though in recent years she may have mellowed a little. We still share some characteristics; determined, not worried about what people think of us, don’t suffer fool gladly (unless they’re paying our wages), loyal to our friends…
Dracomagan is still temperamental. She disappears for weeks when I’m trying to write about her and when I’m busy writing about something else, she turns up in my dreams and slips into my imagination at the most inconvenient times. When she’s haunting me, I have to write down what she’s telling me. If I don’t, I start to become her, saying rude or inappropriate things to people around me. It seems she is permanently hormonal which is extremely tiring.
However, I wouldn’t be without her, tiresome and unpredictable as she she is. She allows me to express myself thorough her in ways that I couldn’t get away with in real life. Come and join Dracomagan in her diary in Dragonscale Leggings and in my latest short short story about her, The Essence of Thyme in my Newsletter.
© Freya Pickard 2015

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