Who is Edith M. Thomas

Edith Matilda Thomas (August 12, 1854 – September 13, 1925) was an American poet who "was one of the first poets to capture successfully the excitement of the modern city."


Born in Chatham Center, Ohio, Edith Thomas was educated at the normal school of Geneva, Ohio, and attended Oberlin College (though she had to drop out). She taught school for two years, and then became a typesetter.She began writing early for the local newspapers, then was encouraged by author Helen Hunt Jackson to send verse to more important periodicals. She "gained national attention with her poetry.... Scribner's, The Atlantic Monthly, The Century and other prominent magazines published her poems." Jackson's "enthusiasitic endorsement produced almost immediate literary celebrity."In...
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Edith M. Thomas Poems

  • Talking In Their Sleep
    “You think I am dead,”
    The apple tree said,
    “Because I have never a leaf to show-
    Because I stoop,...
  • Winter Sleep
    I know it must be winter (though I sleep)-
    I know it must be winter, for I dream
    I dip my bare feet in the running stream,
    And flowers are many, and the grass grows deep....
  • The Inverted Torch
    Threading a darksome passage all alone,
    The taper's flame, by envious current blown,
    Crouched low, and eddied round, as in affright,
    So challenged by the vast and hostile night,...
  • Frost To-night
    Apple-green west and an orange bar,
    And the crystal eye of a lone, one star . . .
    And, “Child, take the shears and cut what you will,
    Frost to-night-so clear and dead-still.”...
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Life 3 Green 2 Flower 2 Sleep 2 Winter 2 Grass 2 Apple 2 Year 2 Voice 2 Night 2

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Barrowbransxn: downtons m/f non romantic relationships>>> tom being a brother to edith and mary, charles blake being a wingman for mabel and mary, most of the downstairs women having a soft spot for thomas, etc etc they’re so fun
Andrewnsnyder: i'm working on the first post now. in his first letter, tolkien writes to his "edith darling," to whom he was then engaged, "you do write splendid letters to me, little one; i am such a pig to you though." he really did esteem her as his lúthien.
Theresaheckaman: i’m not sure i could ever come up with a comprehensive list. but off the top of my head: st. therese, pier giorgi, edith stein, philip neri, st. thomas more, giuseppe moscati, jean vianney, john bosco. sigh, longing for heaven…
Ajrefugeevoices: edith argy, vienna, 1938: "i knew we had to get out. but where? this is why i’m so sorry for the refugees now, because i know what it means to be desperate. i know what it means to be frightened. i didn’t know what to do. my uncle put an advertisement in a british paper…" 1/8
Darkhorrortales: after edith marries thomas, she realizes why her mother's ghost had warned her to never go to crimson peak. crimson peak - my take on the movie with spoilers!
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How many schemes may die
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How many schemes may die
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Entirely unknown
To those they most concern-
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