[The Dark Forest]

Scope and Content

First line: Dark is the forest and deep, and overhead.

Written at Steep and Hare Hall Camp, Gidea Park, Romford.

Poem 131 in R. George Thomas, The Collected Poems of Edward Thomas (1978), p. 349.

Drafts:

(1) Manuscript of unknown origin

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

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

First published in Last Poems (1918) and Twelve Poets, A Miscellany of New Verse (1918).

Related Material

See R. George Thomas, The Collected Poems of Edward Thomas (1978), p.348 for variant drafts.