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Aeronwy Thomas & Peter Thabit Jones 4/12/08

The North Sea Poetry Scene Is Proud to Present a Poetry Reading
Followed by a Q&A

Aeronwy Thomas &Peter Thabit Jones

Ms. Thomas Will Read Selections from Her Work As Well as Her Father’s
Mr. Jones Will Read Selections of His Work

April 12, 2008 @ 2 Pm
Southampton Inn,Shinnecock Room

Hors D’oeuvres & Wine
Coffee & Tea Included

Admission: $20.00 By Reservation Only

Mail Checks To: The North Sea Poetry Scene, 33 Woods Lane,Southampton, Ny 11968
for More Information Call: (631)204 1240 Or Email:
Thenorthseapoetryscene@hotmail.com

AERONWY THOMAS
Born in London and brought up in Laugharne, S. Wales, Aeronwy Thomas is the daughter of Dylan and Caitlin Thomas. She is President of the Dylan Thomas Society, Swansea, Patron of the EDS Dylan Thomas Literary Award, President of the Alliance of Literary Societies, and was awarded an Honorary Fellowship from the University of Wales, Swansea in 2003. As well as publishing in many literary magazines and anthologies, she has several published books: Later Than Laugharne (Celtion, Wales), Poems and Memories (Pedrini, Turin), and Rooks and Poems (Poetry Monthly, Wales), and A Daughter Remembers Dylan (Merton Books). Forthcoming publications are: Burning Bridges (Cross-Cultural Communications, New York) and Exhibition Catalogue, Colori delle Parole (Rotaract, Turin).

DAUGHTER


Curled like a starfish
my daughter bites her own tail
brought in by breakers
she rests on a sandbank.
I watch her breath
awash in sleep.
The moon lights
her watery face.
Stranded in dreams
she smiles in sleep.
I paddle in the shallows
fall and swirl
in the eddies of her hair
moonlit and fantastic
gathering strength
for the turn of tide.

In the early morning
I’ll leave her
curled in froth

Aeronwy Thomas

Peter Thabit Jones, born Swansea, Wales. Author of seven books of poetry and one prose book. Published in many anthologies and teachers’ resources from publishers, such as Penguin, Oxford University Press, and British Council Moscow. Work broadcast on British and American television. His poem “Kilvey Hill” incorporated into a permanent stained-glass window in a new school built in Swansea in 2007.

BEREAVEMENT

Your head is full of trees
And the leaves have fallen.

Your eyes are full of lakes
And the water’s frozen.

Your ears are full of birds
And the songs are stolen.

Your mouth is full of skies
And the clouds are ashen.

Your heart is full of fields
And the grass is barren.

Your soul is full of hills
And the paths are broken.

Your life is full of caves
And the dark is open.

Peter Thabit Jones

From The Lizard Catchers (CCC, 2006)

One Response

  1. Thank you Ian!!

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