This poem is inspired by a woven grass mummy created by Christina, a bavarian artist staying at Tyrone Guthrie.
tears gather under the surface
grief unformed like the child not born
accompanies me into silence.
I found the first few days of this residency challenging because of the jetlag- and the silence that you fall into when all you have to convene with is your muse day in and day out with no distractions. It has really made me hone in on what I want to write about and what drives the stories I have worked on so far in this residency.
There are some really inspiring musicians, poets and artists in residence this week. They include Moya Brennan who is a famous irish singer with three of her companions who have been described as the queens of irish music by the irish artists that are here. They sing for us around the table every night and in return I have sung “waltzing matilda”- badly.