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My writing practice


Writing is fundamental to my daily creative practice. It takes many forms including stream of thought journal entries, long form prose and poetry. I use the text as a springboard for metaphorical engagements which inform material response, sculptural form, scale, or repetition in my artworks.


This space is dedicated to sharing my own poetic work alongside texts from authors I find inspiring.



Gaps


Dusk is filled with its own gifts.

Birds still their chatter,

swooping for insect suppers.

Low light softens edges, dancing into rooms

dappling surfaces.


The show is short-lived,

but always worth attending.

Timed well, I catch a handful,

play with shadows.

These moments , I give attention.


I strive to remain present,

maintaining compassion,

appreciating the ambiguity,

the unknowing, without reaching

for reassurance.


Oftener than not the

critical internal monologue begins.

I am learning to be still.

Allowing gaps to be gaps,

with no need for filling.


- Mhairi Wild



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