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Selected Poems of Edward Thomas

Edward Thomas

The Selected Poems of Edward Thomas is part of a series of selected poetry collections from six great nature poets.

Format
Hardback
ISBN
9780571328772
Date Published
19.05.2016
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Summary

When Edward Thomas was killed at the Battle of Arras in 1917 his poems were largely unpublished. But in the years since his death, his work has come to be cherished for its rare, sustained vision of the natural world and as ‘a mirror of England’ (Walter de la Mare).

This new edition offers a selection of some of Thomas’s most memorable nature poetry.

This heart, some fraction of me, happily
Floats through the window even now to a tree
Down in the misting, dim-lit, quiet vale,
Not like a pewit that returns to wail
For something it has lost, but like a dove
That slants unswerving to its home and love.

–Beauty

EdwardThomas

Edward Thomas was born in Lambeth, London, in 1878, and educated at St Paul’s College and Lincoln College, Oxford. Though his reputation is built on his poetry – which he took up at the suggestion of his friend Robert Frost – he was also a prolific writer of prose, much of it dedicated to capturing his love of the English…

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