The Gallows

Scope and Content

First line: There was a weasel lived in the sun.

Written at 'Selsfield (with Helen)'. Selsfield House, East Grinsted was the home of Vivian Locke Ellis.

Poem 130 in R. George Thomas, The Collected Poems of Edward Thomas (1978), p. 347.

Drafts:

(1) Manuscript sent to Helen Thomas

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

(3) Blue notebook in the possession of Edward Cawston Thomas (Thomas' grandson)

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

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See R. George Thomas, The Collected Poems of Edward Thomas (1978), p.346 for variant drafts.