[The Watchers]

Scope and Content

First line: By the ford at the town's edge.

Written at Hare Hall.

Poem 114 in R. George Thomas, The Collected Poems of Edward Thomas (1978), p. 309.

Drafts:

(1) Typescript once owned by Eleanor Farjeon

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

(3) Blue notebook in the possession of Edward Cawston Thomas (Thomas' grandson)

First published in Two Poems, The London Mercury, vol. XVI, no. 92 (June 1927).

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See R. George Thomas, The Collected Poems of Edward Thomas (1978), p.308 for variant drafts.