Instead of a card, why not send words? These ten poems, ranging from the seventh to the twenty-first centuries, give the reader a taste of an ancient and continuing literature. Includes ‘Rhyfel' ('War’) by Hedd Wyn, in its original Welsh and translated into English, and contributions from Dannie Abse, Alun Lewis, Robert Minhinnick, Samantha Wynne Rhydderch, Dylan Thomas and R.S. Thomas. Two of the poems, by Paul Henry and Gillian Clarke herself, are published here for the first time. The collection has been edited by Gillian Clarke, a highly-respected and much-loved poet whose work is read widely across generations. In 2008 she was appointed the National Poet for Wales.