Edward Thomas

(3 March 1878 - 9 April 1917 / London / England)

Edward Thomas Quotes

    Bob's Lane

    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.