The Hollow Wood

Scope and Content

First line: Out in the sun the goldfinch flits.

Written in Steep.

Poem 15 in R. George Thomas, The Collected Poems of Edward Thomas (1978), p. 59.

Drafts:

(1) Typescript once owned by Mary Elizabeth Thomas (Thomas' mother)

(2) British Library (Add MSS. 44990), three versions

(3) Typescript poem found among the Robert Frost papers in Dartmouth College Library

First published in Last Poems (1918).

Related Material

See R. George Thomas, The Collected Poems of Edward Thomas (1978), p.58 for variant drafts.