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Winters pass

Friday, 10 February, 2012

The artistic legacy of Edward Thomas was determined by the First World War: He enlisted in the British army in 1915 and was killed in action during the Battle of Arras in 1917, soon after he arrived in France.

Thaw

Over the land freckled with snow half-thawed
The speculating rooks at their nests cawed
And saw from elm-tops, delicate as flowers of grass,
What we below could not see, Winter pass.

Edward Thomas (1878 — 1917)


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