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My Mythology

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June 3, 2022  |  909 views  |  0 reviews / comments

My Mythology by Freya Pickard. Poetry. Book coverA collection of poems inspired by myth and legend. Will you dare to walk on the fringes of fear or glance into the blank mirror? Are you brave enough to stand before the thunder god or receive the sun lord's gifts? Can you survive the bewitching ocean song or escape from zombie mushrooms?

Drawing on her reading of Greek, Norse, Celtic and Biblical mythology, Freya explores the aspects of legend that appeal to her. Inspired by Arthurian tales and her own imaginative worlds, Freya extends her thoughts to time and space, as well monsters and ghosts.

These poems create a rich tapestry of old tale and belief. Creatures of beauty exist alongside monsters of terror. Both shadow and light are reflected in these verses.

Freya uses blank verse as well recognised forms such as villanelle, haiku, tanka, lanturn, sijo, butterfly cinquain and ordinary cinquain. Sometimes she mixes different forms within one poem.

Read on to discover your darkest nightmare and brightest dreams!

Author's Notes

Poetry is part of my soul. I don't go looking for poems, they come to me. Much of my prose writing is lyrical and every so often, poems spill out of my novels. I use poetry to rest the prose side of my brain. Writing poetry is fun! (I'm not saying prose isn't fun, it's just a different process for me). This collection reveals my sources of inspiration and how I view the world through a multi-coloured window of imagination!

About Freya Pickard

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Pushcart Prize nominee, Freya Pickard, is the quirky, unusual author of The Kaerling series, an epic fantasy set in the strange and wonderful world of Nirunen. A cancer survivor, she writes mainly dark fantasy tales and creates expressive poetry in order to leach the darkness from her soul. Her aim in life is to enchant, entertain and engage with readers through her writing. She finds her...

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