[What will they do?]

Scope and Content

First line: What will they do when I am gone? It is plain.

Written 'going home to Steep'.

Poem 136 in R. George Thomas, The Collected Poems of Edward Thomas (1978), p. 361.

Drafts:

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

(2) 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.360 for variant drafts.