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26 June 2017
At St. James, Eastbury (in Berkshire) there is a stunningly beautiful memorial window to Edward and Helen Thomas (whose memoirs As It Was and World Without End we publish in the near future. The window In Celebration of the Lives of Edward Thomas, Poet, and Helen his Wife was engraved by Laurence Whistler in 1971; through it may be seen trees and the lines of the Berkshire Downs. The design shows a symbolic landscape framed by two trees, one budding, one bare: between them formal hands of sunlight confer a blessing on their names. This is the left-hand panel showing a tall tree in full leaf with quotations from nine of Edward Thomas’s poems.
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