[The Child in the Orchard]

Scope and Content

First line: 'He rolls in the orchard: he is stained with moss'.

Written in High Beech.

Poem 138 in R. George Thomas, The Collected Poems of Edward Thomas (1978), p. 365.

Drafts:

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

First published in Last Poems (1918).

Related Material

See R. George Thomas, The Collected Poems of Edward Thomas (1978), p.364 for variant drafts.