• I, too, often shrivel the grey shreds,Sniff them and think and sniff again and tryOnce more to think what it is I am remembering,Always in vain. I cannot like the scent,Yet I would rather give up others more sweet,With no meaning, than this bitter one.

    Edward Thomas (2013). “Delphi Complete Poetical Works of Edward Thomas (Illustrated)”, p.21, Delphi Classics