The Wasp Trap
[THE WASP TRAP] by EDWARD THOMAS
This moonlight makes The lovely lovelier Than ever before lakes And meadows were.
And yet they are not, Though this their hour is, more Lovely than things that were not Lovely before.
Nothing on earth, And in the heavens no star, For pure brightness is worth More than that jar,
For wasps meant, now A star---long may it swing From the dead apple-bough, So glistening.
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|Author||Thomas, Edward (1878-1917)|
|Title||The Wasp Trap|
|Copyright||Copyright Edward Thomas, 1979, reproduced under licence from Faber and Faber Ltd.|
|First line||This moonlight makes|
|Publication source||Edward Thomas Collected Poems|
|Publication editor||Thomas, George|
|Publishers||Faber and Faber|
|Digital repository||The First World War Poetry Digital Archive|