If you stand silent
cradled by stone monuments,
that speak our past, and our future,
and if the loch light leads you
low beneath the bridge
to linger on that space of pine and rock
and sense the wonder of what lies beyond,
and if you cast your eyes upwards
and ask - why the sky laps
in shoals of shimmering grey
and why the loch spills cloudless blue,
and if you follow that line
and sleepwalk into the space
where windblown dreams lie
Poetry copyright © Frances Ainslie 2021
Audio - Directions to 1st Film 'Loch'
Audio - Directions to 2nd film 'Forest'
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