The Pond

Scope and Content

First line: Bright clouds of May.

Written at Hare Hall, Gidea Park, Romford.

Poem 123 in R. George Thomas, The Collected Poems of Edward Thomas (1978), p. 331.

Drafts:

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

(2) Blue notebook in the Thomas family's possession

(3) Manuscript sent to Eleanor Farjeon

First published in Edward Eastaway [Edward Thomas], Poems (1917).

Related Material

See R. George Thomas, The Collected Poems of Edward Thomas (1978), p.330 for variant drafts.

Musical scores are at 424/2/151/7F and 424/2/151/11F.