Digging [2]

Scope and Content

First line: What matter makes my spade for tears or mirth.

Written in London.

Poem 86 in R. George Thomas, The Collected Poems of Edward Thomas (1978), p. 241.

Drafts:

(1) Typescript once owned by Mary Elizabeth Thomas (Thomas' mother)

(2) Bodleian (MS.Don.d.28)

(3) Manuscript sent to Eleanor Farjeon

First published in Last Poems (1918).

Related Material

See R. George Thomas, The Collected Poems of Edward Thomas (1978), p.240 for variant drafts.