Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Honno's Poem of the Month

Delighted to have Honno's first poem in their new Poem of the Month slot in this their celebratory 25th anniversary year. Zig Zag For Mary MacGregor There are no stars tonight as we walk into the dark from the light of the bookshop talking about words and time. 'I love the Welsh word for time, amser' you say breaking it down into am and ser, translating it around stars. You talk about Dylan Thomas: 'And time has ticked a heaven round the stars' writing amser in the margin of his poem. You are a face at poetry readings, a lover of words, you tell me another favourite: igam-ogam, Welsh for zig-zag. Time parts us in the car park, you make for Rhayader, and I for Aberaeron, I take with me words like stars to light my zig-zag way. Sue Moules has had work in two Honno anthologies: • Exchanges, poems by women in Wales, edited by Jude Brigley (1990) • On My Life, edited by Leigh Verrill-Rhys (1989) She has been widely published in literary magazines including Poetry Wales, New Welsh Review, Planet, Ambit, The North, Orbis, Acumen and Roundyhouse. Her work has appeared in many anthologies including The Whispering Room (Kingfisher), Poetry Wales 25 years (Seren), The Ground Beneath Her Feet (Cinnamon), The Voice of Women in Wales(Wales Women's Coalition), Of Cake and Words (Cledlyn), A Star Fell From Orion (Peter, Bridge and Stephen).