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:

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