Archive for the ‘poetry’ category

Cloven Hoofs & Ancient Heroes

22 February, 2019

above clouded skies

his cloven hoofs step boldly

in gaps between stars

this silvered constellation

haunting my dreams, my nightmares

© Freya Pickard 2019

Haldron, Brennain’s son, Hero of Battles

Fleeing the rout on the far red fields,

Slaying a chieftain, a Spear Thane sacred,

Pursued by the perilous dwarrows …

© Freya Pickard 2019

Both these poems are excerpts from my recently published book of poetry – My Mythology. If you prefer to read poetry on the page, this volume is included within my anthology, This Is Me.

You can watch the video about My Mythology at YouTube! And if you like video-poetry, check out Alien Watching and Compost Ghoul – both of which appear in this book!

Available at Amazon US, Amazon UK, Apple, Nook, Kobo and other online stores.

© Freya Pickard 2019

 

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Equinox

20 December, 2018
chameleon’s glare; full moons rising
near moon – regular rhythmical
far moon at perigee looms
the sea-tides are surging
rivers are flooding
gales howling
Equinox
storming
hide!
Nonet © Freya Pickard 2018
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Mysterious Moonlight by JBH

Have a peaceful and restful Christmas! I will be back in the New Year with another new book …!
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Violet Landscape

2 November, 2018
this gleaming vista of frozen earth
diamond-crusted ground, lilac hints
silver shades of blue and pink
gently cast by twin moons
violet landscape
purple flora;
these night-time
shadows
fall

Nonet © Freya Pickard 2018
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Terraformed Mars

21 April, 2018
No gentle slowly seeping sunrise
instead a violent blow of pink
shouts across the northern skies
heralds season of storms
no respite from wind
or purple rain;
terraformed,
transformed
Mars

Nonet © Freya Pickard 2018
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Wednesday Words – Canyon Stones

30 May, 2012

I would like to introduce you all to Cynthia at canyonstones today.

Her blogsite is a mixture of words and images; beauty captured by camera and her imagination.

Her stones are calming and reflective and her poetry is always full of hope. Cynthia writes about real life and captures sensations and feelings in an intense, accessible way.

Here is a short poem that produced a feeling of calm in me earlier in the year…
repose
cloud-gray rooftop
bathed in morning sunlight
under a sleeping dove

3/10/12
canyonwren

Visit her blog and see for yourself!

Wednesday Words – Jules’ Gem Stones

9 May, 2012

It’s Wednesday again already and this week I’d like to introduce you to my friend JulesPaige.

She really does write jewels on the page…

Her main blog can be found at julesgemstones and it’s a feast of small stones including a form I’ve only recently come across – the Dutch Elfje.

If you are short of time and need a few moments to relax and escape, I highly recommend her blog; it will help you focus and breathe normally, particularly if you feel stressed.

My favourite small stone of Jules’ is still: –

The Samurai has sheathed his beloved sword
Perhaps he spends the day in careful meditation watching rain drops fall
Over his aging koi and into his private pond while he sits quietly unadorned
His fine battle garments and helmet set upon a fine display near an inner rice-paper wall
As the dull grey sky waits to be carefully opened – perhaps not at all this day

For more delights such as this please visit her blog site.

Ends of the Earth….

27 April, 2012

I am so pleased! EOTE have published not just my musing and an abridged version of my review of “Better Off Dead” by Matt Rowe, but they’ve also printed my poem “Phantom”!

It is a sumptuous issue about Masks & Mirrors, viewed from all angles…

And my friends Claudia, Libby & JulesPaige also feature in this issue.

To find out more, visit EOTE Masks & Mirrors


I’m going to be offline for a few days but hope to be back in action mid-week. The scheduling for this blogsite has gone to pot (not ideal when I’ve been offline so much recently!) but at the moment, Pure Haiku seems to be working OK. So if you don’t receive an email from Clippings, just hop over to Pure Haiku to see what I’m posting there!


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