Edward Thomas (3 March 1878 - 9 April 1917 / London / England)
Poems of Edward Thomas
|87.||This is No Case of Petty Right or Wrong||4/7/2010|
|91.||When First I Came Here||12/31/2002|
Women he liked, did shovel-bearded Bob,
Old Farmer Hayward of the Heath, but he
Loved horses. He himself was like a cob
And leather-coloured. Also he loved a tree.
For the life in them he loved most living things,
But a tree chiefly. All along the lane
He planted elms where now the stormcock sings
That travellers hear from the slow-climbing train.