First line: No one so much as you.
Written ' going home on sick leave'.
Poem 101 in R. George Thomas, The Collected Poems of Edward Thomas (1978), p. 277.
(1) Typescript once owned by Eleanor Farjeon
(2) Bodleian (MS.Don.d.28)
R. George Thomas has titled the poem based on Helen Thomas' statement to him that the poem was about Thomas' mother, Mary Elizabeth Thomas.
First published in Collected Poems (1928)