Poem introduction

We are very pleased to be able to include remarkable recordings, made long after Thomas’s death by the poet’s widow, Helen Thomas. In Edward Thomas’s memory, the Poetry Archive will donate 60% of the proceeds from sales of these recordings to the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Tall Nettles

 
Tall nettles cover up, as they have done
These many springs, the rusty harrow, the plough
Long worn out, and the roller made of stone:
Only the elm butt tops the nettles now.
 
This corner of the farmyard I like most:
As well as any bloom upon a flower
I like the dust on the nettles, never lost
Except to prove the sweetness of a shower.
 
 

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Recordings

Edward Thomas

Edward Thomas Downloads read by Helen Thomas

1Adlestrop by Edward Thomas (read by Helen Thomas)

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2October by Edward Thomas (read by Helen Thomas)

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3The Trumpet by Edward Thomas (read by Helen Thomas)

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4Interval by Edward Thomas (read by Helen Thomas)

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5The Path by Edward Thomas (read by Helen Thomas)

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6The Glory by Edward Thomas (read by Helen Thomas)

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7Introduction to 'Old Man' by Edward Thomas (read by Helen Thomas)

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8Old Man by Edward Thomas (read by Helen Thomas)

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9Aspens by Edward Thomas (read by Helen Thomas)

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10Sowing by Edward Thomas (read by Helen Thomas)

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11Fifty Faggots by Edward Thomas (read by Helen Thomas)

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12Digging by Edward Thomas (read by Helen Thomas)

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13Words by Edward Thomas (read by Helen Thomas)

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14'If I should ever by chance ...' by Edward Thomas (read by Helen Thomas)

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15When Gorse is Out of Flower by Edward Thomas (read by Helen Thomas)

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16Lob (excerpt) by Edward Thomas (read by Helen Thomas)

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17Swedes by Edward Thomas (read by Helen Thomas)

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18Tall Nettles by Edward Thomas (read by Helen Thomas)

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19The Gallows by Edward Thomas (read by Helen Thomas)

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20Country People by Edward Thomas (read by Helen Thomas)

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21May 23 by Edward Thomas (read by Helen Thomas)

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22The Owl by Edward Thomas (read by Helen Thomas)

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23Lights Out by Edward Thomas (read by Helen Thomas)

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1The Commonwealth War Graves Commission will receive 60% of proceeds from all sales of this album.