Household Poems: [3 Myfanwy]

Scope and Content

First line: What shall I give my daughter the younger.

Written at Hare Hall Camp, Gidea Park, Romford.

Poem 108 in R. George Thomas, The Collected Poems of Edward Thomas (1978), p. 295.

Drafts:

(1) Manuscript sent to Helen Thomas - two versions

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

(3) Blue notebook in the Thomas family's possession. There are three version in the blue notebook:

(i) Twelve lines only, follows 'Household poem 2', see Appendix A, p. 450 in Collected Poems (1978)

(ii) In ink, on the opposite page, is (i) rewritten with new lines (11-14) added in ink and then in pencil in between the original lines

(iii) In ink, with further pencil alterations, follows on the next page and is dated 2 Apr 1916

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

Related Material

See R. George Thomas, The Collected Poems of Edward Thomas (1978), p.294 for variant drafts.

A musical score is at 424/2/1/151/3.