First line: The sorrow of true love is a great sorrow.
Written at Lydd.
Poem 144 in R. George Thomas, The Collected Poems of Edward Thomas (1978), p. 377.
(1) A manuscript copy of the original made in Helen Thomas' hand
(2) A transcript of the original made by Edward Cawston Thomas (Thomas' grandson)
(3) Written on the last page of the Diary kept by Thomas during his last three months as a soldier (see 424/3/2/4)
First published along with the Diary and a foreword in The Anglo-Welsh Review (Autumn, 1971).