First line: They have taken the gable from the roof of clay.
Written in Steep.
Poem 26 in R. George Thomas, The Collected Poems of Edward Thomas (1978), p. 83.
(1) British Library (Add MSS. 44990), two versions
(2) Typescript once owned by Julian Thomas (Thomas' brother), now in private hands
First published in Edward Eastaway [Edward Thomas], Poems (1917).