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Below the crag wall

a moss-deep world


it cushions nettles,

briar, milk-thistle


moss crouches 

silent as breath


shy and trailing, behind

the water-spout trickle


haps the stone sea-monster

asleep in green velveteen


moss lays-bare

times passage


muffles footsteps

from centuries past


buries whale bones,

imagines oceans.

Poetry copyright © Frances Ainslie 2021

Audio - Directions to 6th Film 'Castle Gardens'
Audio - Directions to 7th Film 'Reflection'

The Airthrey Dance Trail has been created through the Scene Stirling Open Grants - funded by Creative Scotland,

Stirling Council and with support from cultural organisations across Stirling.

This project was part funded by the generosity of Grace's aerial students who donated their cancelled classes during lockdown.

Created with support from the University of Stirling Art Collection. Thanks to Michael Rea (filming and editing), Frances Ainslie (poetry), Hannah Uttley (narration of poetry), Arken Creative (map design), Ellen Turner (creative mentor), Nathan Critchlow (writing support).

 Film © Grace Turner 2021. Poetry © Frances Ainslie 2021

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