After Rain

Scope and Content

First line: The rain of a night and a day and a night.

Written in Steep.

Poem 7 in R. George Thomas, The Collected Poems of Edward Thomas (1978), p. 35.

Drafts:

(1) Green notebook in the possession of Edward Cawston Thomas (Thomas' grandson), two versions

(2) Typescript poem found among the Robert Frost papers in Dartmouth College Library, New Hampshire

(3) Typescript once owned by Julian Thomas (Thomas' brother), now in private hands

(4) Typescript sent to Harry Hooton, bought by Norman Colbeck, now in the Colbeck Collection, University of British Columbia

First published in An Annual of New Poetry (1917).

Related Material

See R. George Thomas, The Collected Poems of Edward Thomas (1978), p.34 for variant drafts.