When he should laugh

Scope and Content

First line: When he should laugh the wise man knows full well.

Written 'going home to Steep'.

Poem 132 in R. George Thomas, The Collected Poems of Edward Thomas (1978), p. 351.

Drafts:

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

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

Related Material

See R. George Thomas, The Collected Poems of Edward Thomas (1978), p.350 for variant drafts.