Edward Thomas

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Phillip Edward Thomas was an Anglo-Welsh writer of prose and poetry. He is commonly considered a war poet, although few of his poems deal directly with his war experiences. Already an accomplished writer, Thomas turned to poetry only in 1914. He enlisted in the army in 1915, and was killed in action during the Battle of Arras in 1917, soon after he ...
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Rain
Rain, midnight rain, nothing but the wild rain
On this bleak hut, and solitude, and me
Remembering again that I shall die
And neither hear the rain nor give it thanks
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Like The Touch Of Rain
Like the touch of rain she was
On a man's flesh and hair and eyes
When the joy of walking thus
Has taken him by surprise:
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Adlestrop
Yes, I remember Adlestrop --
The name, because one afternoon
Of heat the express-train drew up there
Unwontedly. It was late June.
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4.
The Cherry Trees
The cherry trees bend over and are shedding,
On the old road where all that passed are dead,
Their petals, strewing the grass as for a wedding
This early May morn when there is none to wed.
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Words
Out of us all
That make rhymes
Will you choose
Sometimes -
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Charlotte Calendar 31 March 2020
Can not see the poem rubbish website says my daughter
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jack whitfeld 27 April 2018
lol i live in adlestrop
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Tony Walton 27 August 2012
Edward Thomas is considered by many major poets, such as T.S.Eliot and Ted Hughes, to have a big influence on the development of English poetry in the 20th century. Hughes said: He is the father of us all. Thomas and Robert Frost were best friends. It was Frost who encouraged Thomas to turn to poetry at the age of 36, three years before his death. He is still not as widely known as Wilfred Owen, who was the other significant poet to be killed on the Western Front. Please read my poem 'Roads To France' written about him and in his memory.
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Nawaz Hassan 16 January 2005
i need the Comparison between 'Tall Nettles' and 'Thistles'
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