Edward Thomas Poems, selected by Matthew Hollis (Faber Nature Poets)
The Selected Poems of Edward Thomas is part of a series of selected poetry collections from six great nature poets.
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When Edward Thomas was killed at the Battle of Arras in 1917 his poems were largely unpublished.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.
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