Posted tagged ‘life’

Purification

12 March, 2018

a skiff tied to a willow
waiting to rush downriver
to the sea

winter’s ice relents
vast arterial network
lifeblood of the land

watery spell
filling springs and rivers
cat watches raindrops

raindrops like jewels
glisten in pure white light
on dark naked twigs

winter fire
a branch of sage lit
smoke for purification

wide flowing river
rooted tree grows tall and wide
eco-system thrives

Methuselah Bristlecone Pine
thousands of years old
its California home a secret

secrets discovered
steam, ice, droplets; growing land,
tall trees, lush pastures …

haiku sequence ©  Giselle Maya, France & Freya Pickard, England January 2018
Thank you for taking the time to read the results of a recent collaboration with Giselle Maya in France! My verses are the ones in italics.

Clinging

22 November, 2017
drying blood brown-red
rustles against bark, clinging
against winter’s wind
haiku © Freya Pickard 2017
This haiku is one of many included in my fantasy novel series Isu Magan.
You can read more haiku, like this one in Book Two Vintrig’s Throne which is available NOW!
You may also like to watch the teaser video I created for this release at YouTube.
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Vintrig’s Throne

20 November, 2017

The power struggle that began in Vintrig’s Kingdom continues in the sequel …
Darkness, romance and intrigue! Blood, death and sacrifice! You’ll find all these and more in Vintrig’s Throne.
If you were left wondering what happened to Isu Magan and Sama Conn, you can now find out!
Isu Magan, heir to Vintrig’s Throne, has fallen in love with Sama Conn, a travelling musician. Fearing to lose her promised inheritance, Isu is unwilling to show her true feelings for the man she loves. Terrified of her Counsellor Jya, Isu is forced to meet with Sama in secret. When Isu takes the crown that is hers by right, it seems that everything will change for the better. But Jya, always working in the shadows, has many plans and as the net draws around Isu and Sama, a violent blizzard once again holds Vintrig’s Kingdom its cruel grip. Isu finds herself on trial for her life and only one thing can rescue her; the Law of Substitution. Will true love triumph over hatred and fear? Will the reign of winter end? Or will darkness spread its victorious wings over Vintrig’s Castle?
This is an unusual fantasy novel. The plot does not revolve around a physical quest to gain or lose an object of power. Instead, this story is about the journey of a soul to distinguish truth from lie and to discover who she really is …
It is available NOW at Amazon UK, Amazon US, Kobo, Barnes&Noble and iTunes.
Check out my short teaser film about it at YouTube
Currently available as an e-book, the paperback will be released in 2018.
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© Freya Pickard 2017

Butterfly Cinquain 10

7 September, 2016
earthern
mysteries are
dark but not always as
deathly as they seem; fragrant soil
alive
with potential for life as worms
bring oxygen into
darkness – seeds live
again
butterfly cinquain © Freya Pickard 2016
I’ve started making some videos about my writing! Please check them out at The Rusalka Ritual, The Essence of Thyme and Patreon

Green Fire

8 August, 2016

Green Fire

This Freyan Verse is one of my early ones. I wanted to capture the sudden surge from spring into summer in the English countryside; the greenness, the lushness. Click on the link to find out how to read this poem both vertically and horizontally. You can write your own, if you wish!
I’ve started making some videos about my writing! Please check them out at The Essence of Thyme and Patreon

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