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Being here . . .                                                            

the oak-tree shadow

the silver loch                                                

the reed-sway

 the golden-eye                      

the whispering bulrush

the insect haze   

the forget-me-not blue

the spiralling feather

the dragonfly 

the mute swan                                                              

the flightpath

the reflected sky

the curved wing

the heartbeat                                                  

      the wingbeat

             the heartbeat   

                        the wingbeat 

                                   the heart

                                          the wing

                                                 the flight

Poetry copyright © Frances Ainslie 2021

Audio - Directions to 3rd Film 'Island'
Audio - Directions to 4th Film 'Hornbeam'

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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