Monthly Archives: October 2016

Adventures with Potato Peelers – Guest Post by Freya Pickard

Blogs Dragonscale Clippings Pure Haiku Books (at Amazon) Insides Dragonscale Leggings The Rusalka Ritual & Other Stories The Essence of Thyme Social Media YouTube Patreon LinkedIn Facebook Twitter Google+ Today I’m delighted to have a guest post from Freya Pickard, … Continue reading

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A cape as red as rose

Basket swinging, fair voice singing through the forest Lil Eve goes On swift sure feet her gran to meet her cape as red as rose “Play with me,” a young wolf cries “I’m all alone in here!” “No no!” she … Continue reading

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Insides Out

Freya Pickard’s new poetry book Insides, a journey through cancer, surgery and chemotherapy, was released today. I have been reading and enjoying Insides. I like the way it feels positive and determined, even humorous, in the face of a pretty … Continue reading

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Swords, Slayers and other Wanderers

I have just finished Freya Pickard’s Dragonscale Leggings, an entertaining tale of a woman from our world waking up one day in an alternative reality as a dragon slayer with amnesia. Written as a journal, there is humour and imagination, … Continue reading

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Windows dark as blackest night

High the turrets proudly spear the burning twilight sky Embers of a falling sun beyond the castle lie Windows dark as blackest night upon the forest spy Swift like shadows silent shapes through branches fly and fall Raging hoofbeats pound … Continue reading

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Following on from this morning’s leaf haiku, here are the other haiku written for Freya Pickard’s series on ‘leaf’… heart barking of love once a year the oak leaf falls for propaganda nudist colony beeches are full of bathers soaking … Continue reading

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Originally posted on purehaiku:
ant on an ash leaf water cycling to the sea the ferryman waits ??Francis James Franklin 2016 Francis James Franklin is a fantasy author and poet with a perverse sense of humour, a fascination with human…

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A glass half empty

Volume 1 Issue 10 of Failed Haiku is out today, with over a hundred pages of ‘senryu and senryuish poetry’. I’m still reading my way through it, out of order, and so far one of my favourites is the very … Continue reading

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