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13 February, 2017

The first Freyan Verse for 2017 is written by my friend, Jenny Poulter. What do you think? I love it!
For a full explanation about this poetical form that I have invented, please visit Freyan Verse. Feel free to write your own!
I’ve started making some videos about my writing! Please check them out at YouTube

Catching Up!

28 October, 2016

Instead of a re-blog this week, I’m catching up with all the posts I’ve been wanting to tell you about but haven’t had time recently! And, as I am planning to be offline from Wednesday, next week for a few days, I thought I’d write this post now!
I mentioned M Sakran a few weeks ago as he’s recently brought out a very interesting poetry collection. If you click on the link, you’ll be able to read his version of a Freyan Verse!
I collaborated again with Patricia Spork who has recently posted our lantune poem Universal Law. Please take a look at her blog; it’s varied and interesting!
Sharmishtha Basu has very kindly posted about my poetry collection Insides at Wing of Dreams.
And if you missed my interview at Alina Meridon, here’s the link Adventures with Potato Peelers. And the lovely Frank also mentioned me in several earlier posts; Insides Out and Swords, Slayers and other Wanderers.
I want to say a HUGE thank you to every one who’s re-blogged and mentioned me recently! I’ll be back on Monday and Tuesday with a Freyan Verse of my own and another Butterfly Cinquain. Then I’ll be taking a few days offline before my second Escape Pod Interview appears here!
For now, I will say farewell and leave you with a very short video (less than 1 minute!) that I created for Halloween… Compost Ghoul.
© Freya Pickard 2016

Understanding – something different

30 September, 2016
This post is instead of a re-blog this week!
Those of you who follow me over at Pure Haiku, may already know M Sakran. He’s had a number of haiku published at Pure Haiku and has now brought out his first poetry collection called Understanding
There are 20 poems in the collection and each one has an extensive explanation to it. The poet reveals his original intentions, how things changed as he worked on the poetry and also explains why the form of each poem was chosen.
I was very honoured to be asked to write the Foreword to Understanding and would encourage you to buy this up-coming poet’s first collection.
M Sakran has several blogs, one of which can be found at M Sakran’s blog.
© Freya Pickard 2016

if you like haiku…

24 August, 2015
… you might like to visit the blog of one of my internet friends over at Kathleen Maher’s Pure Fiction. Thank you, Kathleen, for mentioning my blogs!
© Freya Pickard 2015

Wednesday Words – Elisa Choi

7 May, 2014
Today I am giving over Wednesday Words to my friend, Elisa Choi. Elisa is a painter and earlier on this year collaborated with me to produce a beautiful front cover for my Newsletter.
Elisa started drawing when she was a child and began to explore painting in 2011. She paints the daily things in life, particularly nature. She is strongly drawn to strong colors, light and shadow, old and new.
The ephemeral beauty of everything moves Elisa to recreate it. Painting rekindles her senses, like seeing something for the first time. To be able to share this experience with others is humbling. Her biggest influences are the people who encourage her to keep going, and she admires the work of Jean Haines, Trevor Waugh and Joseph Stoddard. The messages she feels she is trying to get across to her audience are a mixture of nostalgia, hope, love, peace, happiness and most of all to let other people know about Jesus Christ.
Elisa paints mostly in watercolor allowing the brush to dance and the paint to blend and flow freely. She also paints in acrylics. When she’s not painting, she reads the Bible, Christian e-books and a few creative books, listens to pod-casts, brainstorms concepts to work for business, makes to do lists and sketches. When she hits a “dry spot” she walks with nature, does her chores and thinks of ideas. She describes herself as quiet, empathic, a listener, a planner and prudent.
Please visit her website at Harmony Thoughts to view her incredible paintings.
© Freya Pickard & Elisa Choi 2014

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