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Priya McNeill

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“A Man of Wisdom” is a long-form poem I wrote for my degree show catalogue, which addresses the concept of connecting with the world around us on a deeper level. The titular character refers to Merlin, the prophet and wizard associated with the legend of King Arthur. I felt he would be someone who would have much to say about our time, and whilst the poem does not connect with my theme of the sea, it touches on the subjects of intimacy with the land, liminality, magic and human impact. I notice now that I have been quietly observing and writing about these issues throughout my final module, and this poem allowed my reflections to find root as part of a narrative, which I hope to develop beyond my studies at Falmouth University.