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My Mythology – Freya Pickard

A 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!