Begun on 22 August 1917 at Craiglockhart; eight lines were included (and probably adapted for) Owen's editorial in The Hydra no. 10 (1 September 1917). This copy is dated October 1917, probably incorrectly. The poem was revised in March-May 1918 at Ripon. This is no.146 in ed. 'The Complete Poems and Fragments'.