April

Scope and Content

First line: The sweetest thing, I thought.

Written in Steep.

Poem 69 in R. George Thomas, The Collected Poems of Edward Thomas (1978), p. 197.

Drafts:

(1) British Library (Add MS. 44990)

(2) Green notebook in the possession of Edward Cawston Thomas (Thomas' grandson)

(3) Typescript sent to Harry Hooton, bought by Norman Colbeck, now in the Colbeck Collection, University of British Columbia

First published in Last Poems (1918).

Related Material

See R. George Thomas, The Collected Poems of Edward Thomas (1978), p.196 for variant drafts.