Occasions of nationwide disaster and historic significance have usually been recorded for posterity in poem and track.
Now, the efforts to assist Welsh companies overcome the problem of coronavirus have been captured in poetry by the Nationwide Poet of Wales, Ifor ap Glyn.
The poem – Yr Awen Fusnes – was commissioned by impartial financial improvement firm Menter a Busnes (MaB). It recognises the struggles confronted by Welsh companies throughout 2020, and acknowledges the laborious work executed by its employees to help and assist enterprises alter to working within the pandemic.
Twice-winner of the Crown on the Nationwide Eisteddfod (1999 & 2013), Ifor ap Glyn was Youngsters’s Poet Laureate for Wales (Bardd Plant Cymru) 2008-2009. He was appointed Nationwide Poet of Wales in 2016.
Ifor ap Glyn stated,
“It is at all times a pleasure to have fun Welsh entrepreneurship – and we want it greater than ever, each domestically and nationally. Thanks, Menter a Busnes for all of your encouragement and help to that finish!”
Certainly one of Wales’ main financial improvement corporations, MaB has seen a rise within the variety of established companies – and new start-ups – searching for recommendation through the pandemic.
MaB Chief Government, Alun Jones, stated,
“2020 has undoubtedly been a really difficult 12 months for us all. Covid-19 has meant that, like many corporations throughout Wales, we’ve got needed to adapt so as to have the ability to assist our purchasers throughout this time.
“Ifor ap Glyn has efficiently captured the challenges we’ve got confronted as an organization within the poem Yr Awen Fusnes (The Enterprise Muse). It’s now a document of how we responded throughout these unprecedented instances.”
Yr Awen Fusnes (The Enterprise Muse) is just not solely impressed by MaB’s work serving to Welsh companies to construct resilience and adapt to life through the pandemic – but additionally by MaB’s personal expertise.
Ifor additionally drew on the phrases of economist John Maynard Keynes, who stated in 1946 that he had taken benefit of ‘the calm of struggle to replicate on the turmoil of peace’.
Like many workers throughout 2020, MaB’s employees have been working independently, however the spirit of togetherness stays.
A video of members of employees remotely studying the Yr Awen Fusnes will be seen on MaB’s Fb and Twitter accounts (@MenteraBusnes).
This collaborative method is additional demonstrated by MaB’s charity fundraising efforts, in help of Hope Home – Tŷ Gobaith youngsters’s hospices.
At the moment, a number of members of MaB’s Cywain group are strolling the accumulative size of the Wales Coastal Path (870 miles) by Christmas Eve.
Utilizing the hashtags #hopehike and #taithgobaith the group are sharing their milestones on social media and inspiring individuals to donate at
Yr Awen Fusnes
Canmolwn yn awr yr awen fusnes,
y llais sydd heb eto fagu eco,
y gân fawr sydd dal ym mrest aderyn bach.
A defnyddiwn ddyddiau’r dwymyn
i fyfyrio’r ail-gychwyn,
i fapio’r posibliadau,
cael ein mentora,
rhag i’r busnes newydd fynd yn rhacabobus,
rhag i’r hwch ddod ar gyfyl y siop.
Canys gweddw pob cychwyn
heb gymorth yn gefen…
ond ‘ceisiwch, a chwi a gewch’,
a dyna’n wir a gawn,
o ben arall y ffôn
neu hyd bys bant, ar y we;
dyma’r allwedd i lwyddo’n lleol.
Ac wrth hogi sgiliau
a meithrin cysylltiadau
cawn gywain profiadau newydd
i’r hen sguboriau;
mae’r awen fusnes fel arwain cân newydd
gydag eco soniarus yn dilyn ein llais.
Ifor ap Glyn
The Enterprise Muse
Allow us to reward the zest for enterprise,
the small voice but to spawn an echo,
the loud track nonetheless boxed, in a small chicken’s breast.
And we’ll use the plague days spent aside
to meditate on our re-start,
mapping out areas unentered,
so the brand new enterprise avoids being botched,
and steers nicely away from going bust.
For initiatives are quickly orphaned
with out help at their backs…
However ‘search, and ye shall discover’,
and that certainly is what we do;
a telephone name away,
an web finger-click,
the important thing to every native success.
And as we hone our expertise and their impacts
as we construct up our contacts
we’ll garner new expertise
into historic grain-lofts;
our zest for enterprise strikes up a brand new track:
a melodious echo that chimes with our voice.
(translation by Ifor ap Glyn)