These Things that Poets Said
[THESE THINGS THAT POETS SAID] by EDWARD THOMAS
These things that poets said Of love seemed true to me When I loved and I fed On love and poetry equally.
But now I wish I knew If theirs were love indeed, Or if mine were the true And theirs some other lovely weed:
For certainly not thus, Then or thereafter, I Loved ever. Betwee us Decide, good Love, before I die.
Only, that once I loved By this one argument Is very plainly proved: I, loving not, am different.
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|Author||Thomas, Edward (1878-1917)|
|Title||These Things that Poets Said|
|Notes||Alternatively entitled 'Those things that poets said' by Longley, in 'Edward Thomas: The Annotated Collected Poems'.|
|Copyright||Copyright Edward Thomas, 1979, reproduced under licence from Faber and Faber Ltd.|
|First line||These things that poets said|
|Publication source||Edward Thomas Collected Poems|
|Publication editor||Thomas, George|
|Publishers||Faber and Faber|
|Digital repository||The First World War Poetry Digital Archive|