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My Mythology

14 February, 2019

My Mythology is now available to buy online!

If you prefer a paperback, you can find this volume as part of my paperback collection, This Is Me.

I’m releasing an e-version of My Mythology today because I know that a lot of people prefer e-books to paperbacks. I like both!


In volume two of Dragonscale Delvings, I deal with both serious and humorous matters. Death makes its way into my poems, understandably. But my flippant sense of humour is never far away – take Elf-conscious and Zombie Mushrooms, for instance.

I enjoy writing both short forms and epic poetry and you can find both kinds in this volume. Get a glimpse into my world of Nirunen, discover its historical characters that provide the background to my fantasy series, The Kaerling.

Some people think that poetry is just for poetic people. I don’t agree. Poetry is for everyone, whether or not you write it. My poetry is accessible, you don’t need a degree in English to read my work.

Take a look at the video about this volume at YouTube!

If you like video-poetry, check out Alien Watching and Compost Ghoul – both of which appear in this book!

And when you’ve had a chance to read My Mythology, I would love to know what you think about it!

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

© Freya Pickard 2019

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

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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