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Jill Ashforth

Updated: Mon, 30 Sep 2019 04:25 pm


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I am a visual artist and writer, working from my studio at home in Edinburgh. I often combine my poetry with my visual art, incorporating it into my collages and videos. I am interested in light, shade and boundaries of all kinds. You can see more of my art at and my YouTube channel.


Last Breath Inky black, blackness seeping Into the soft smudged twilight sky. Trees bow down as if In prayer, dusting the Clouds away. Gently touching the Skyline to wake It out of sleep. Lights flicker in and Out of focus, rooftops Jostle with one another In the gloom. Dark beckons. The last breath Before night falls. Walking slowly, limping as An injured animal might, Feeling the night air clammy on The back of ones neck And the palms of ones hands. Up the gentle slope Of the avenue, Trees guarding the path. Street lamps glimmer Like fluorescent lollipops in the Distance, flickering and Burning bright. Close now, hidden Amongst the trees, Black, inky closeness Closing in. Pitch black ... too late. Night has fallen, And the last Breath, Gone.

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Jill Ashforth

Tue 3rd Sep 2019 19:28

Thank you Adriana. I love telling stories it’s true.

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Adriana de los Angeles Diaz Rizo

Mon 26th Aug 2019 21:21

Hello Jill!

I've really enjoyed reading your poems and the pictures you paint with them, the stories you tell.

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Jill Ashforth

Wed 30th Dec 2015 19:53

Thank you. It is good to have a place to share and chat.

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Tommy Carroll

Wed 30th Dec 2015 11:19

Hi Jill, welcome :-) Tommy

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