# Raining

## Donald Davie

• Later Poems by R.S. Thomas
Macmillan, 224 pp, £7.95, March 1983, ISBN 0 333 34560 6
• Thomas Hardy Annual, No 1 edited by Norman Page
Macmillan, 205 pp, £20.00, March 1983, ISBN 0 333 32022 0
• Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy, edited by Juliet Grindle and Simon Gatrell
Oxford, 636 pp, £50.00, March 1983, ISBN 0 19 812495 3
• Hardy’s Love Poems by Thomas Hardy, edited by Carl Weber
Macmillan, 253 pp, £3.95, February 1983, ISBN 0 333 34798 6
• The Complete Poetical Works of Thomas Hardy. Vol. I: Wessex Poems, Poems of the Past and the Present, Time’s Laughingstocks edited by Samuel Hynes
Oxford, 403 pp, £19.50, February 1983, ISBN 0 19 812708 1

At the end of a recent and refreshingly untypical poem R.S. Thomas, recalling his sea-captain father, addresses him where he lies in his grave: