Household Poems: [2 Merfyn]

Scope and Content

First line: If I were to own this countryside.

Written at Hare Hall.

Poem 107 in R. George Thomas, The Collected Poems of Edward Thomas (1978), p. 293.

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)

(4) Manuscript once owned by 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.292 for variant drafts.

A letter to Eleanor Farjeon containing a draft of this poem is at 424/1/2/1/21/2/130.

Musical scores are at 424/2/151/3F and 424/2/1/151/5F.