October

Scope and Content

First line: The green elm with the one great bough of gold.

Written in High Beech, Essex.

Poem 89 in R. George Thomas, The Collected Poems of Edward Thomas (1978), p. 247.

Drafts:

(1) Typescript once owned by Eleanor Farjeon

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

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.246 for variant drafts.