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Poems of Edward Thomas
Poems of Edward Thomas | Edward Thomas
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Since the publication of Walter de la Mare's first edition of his poems in 1920, Edward Thomas has gradually come to be seen as one of the great English poets of the 20th century. Though sometimes classified with Owen, Rosenberg, and Sassoon as a "war poet," he was rather a poet who died tragically in the war. His main subjects were the English countryside and people, solitude, and the anguish of solipsism. As de la Mare wrote eighty years ago, "When Edward Thomas was killed in Flanders, a mirror of England was shattered of so pure and true a crystal that a clearer and tenderer reflection of it can be found no other where than in these poems." This complete collection of Thomas's poems returns us to the ongoing relevance of this essential poet. Revealing a poet whose work resonates in our times, this volume will be returned to again and again. The sorrow of true love is a great sorrow And true love parting blackens a bright morrow: Yet almost they equal joys, since their despair Is but hope blinded by its tears, and clear Above the storm the heavens wait to be seen. But greater sorrow from less love has been That can mistake lack of despair for hope And knows not tempest and the perfect scope Of summer, but a frozen drizzle perpetual Of drops that from remorse and pity fall And cannot ever shine in the sun or thaw, Removed eternally from the sun's law. - Last Poem [The sorrow of true love]
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TheSpineView
Poems of Edward Thomas | Edward Thomas
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SharonGoforth
Poems of Edward Thomas | Edward Thomas
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The Signpost by Edward Thomas. Day 1 #wish #poetrymatters

TheSpineView 💜💜 9mo
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SharonGoforth
Poems of Edward Thomas | Edward Thomas
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In my current audio book, The Old Ways by Robert Macfarlane, the author references the poet Edward Thomas as one of his greatest influences in nature walking and poetry. Yesterday I was at Half Price Books and found this copy of Thomas‘ poems! 💕Book serendipity💕 #poetry #edwardthomas #nationalpoetrymonth

Lindy I love book synchronicity. 😊 9mo
SharonGoforth @lindy Yes, synchronicity is the better word. 😊 9mo
Lindy @SharonGoforth I think it could be both: an unexpected happy outcome, and a meaningful coincidence. 9mo
SharonGoforth @lindy Absolutely!! It was certainly both ☺️. 9mo
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GripLitGrl
Poems of Edward Thomas | Edward Thomas
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TheSpineView 😊 10mo
Tamra Lovely! I heard a mourning dove this morning, winter is indeed passing. 😄 10mo
Tamra Thank you for posting this, I hadn‘t read any of his work. I downloaded In Pursuit of Spring and am enjoying it. I intend to get more! 10mo
GripLitGrl @Tamra I'm so glad you're enjoying his work. I love how these photo challenges get me to discover new authors & poets too 👍💕 10mo
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erzascarletbookgasm
Poems of Edward Thomas | Edward Thomas
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‘The Dark Forest‘
#poetrymatters #forest

batsy Ooh, I'm not familiar with him. This is quite lovely 🌳 12mo
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