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10 July, 2017


This Freyan Verse was inspired by the deaths of 3 close writing friends between January 2014 and June 2015. It also reflects on my own brushes with death between July 2014 and January 2015. 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 YouTube

Transformed ends…

28 January, 2016
Thank you for travelling with me as I introduced my new form poetry, freyan verse, to the world.
I hope you have enjoyed reading my poems Transformed and Fishers. If you would like to have a go at writing your own freyan verse, I would love to see them.
For now, though, I will be taking a break from Dragonscale Clippings until the end of March. Tomorrow I start blogging again over at Pure Haiku where my guests and I will be writing on the theme of Spheres… I hope you can join us there.
© Freya Pickard 2016

Transformed – verse 5

21 January, 2016
with moonlight,
fluctuating phases
I leap and run,
four feet flying and I
© Freya Pickard 2016

Transformed – verse 4

19 January, 2016
furred and bestial,
shadow stalking,
creeping the fringes
of fear and dread,
screaming visage;
© Freya Pickard 2016

Transformed – verse 1

7 January, 2016
waxes pale,
corpse with
open eyes,
face dusted
with lace;
© Freya Pickard 2016

Introducing Freyan Verse

5 January, 2016
Welcome back to Dragonscale Clippings! I hope you all had a restful and refreshing Christmas break.
To start off the New Year, I would like to introduce you to a new form of poetry that I have invented. It’s called Freyan Verse.
I developed this form a couple of years ago and found it very useful whilst going through cancer and recovery for keeping my brain active. I have to admit I totally neglected it whilst going through chemotherapy though. I write one verse a day, during the week and it helps me focus on just one thing at a time.
Freyan Verse consists of 5 stanzas, each containing 7 lines. The seventh line of verses two and four overlap with line one of verses three and five. Thus, like dragonscales, the verses are interlocked and linked together. There are only a few rules. Verse one is situated in the centre of the poem. It’s the stanza that holds the rest of the poem together. Lines one and seven of each verse contain just one word.
Each poem is designed to be read both vertically and horizontally. You can read each verse separately, and, you can also read the poem as a whole.
Over the next few weeks I will be posting one verse at a time of my freyan verse entitled “Transformed”. Once all the verses have been posted individually, I will then post the full poem.
It’s difficult to explain the shape of the poem so I have posted another full freyan verse at Fishers so you can see what the end result should look like.
If you’d like to give freyan verse a go, please feel free – just so long as you acknowledge that the form is one I invented. Meantime, I hope you enjoy my poem, Transformed…
© Freya Pickard 2016

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