The Dead-Beat

University Of Oxford First World War Poetry Digital Archive
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 September 1917. The poem was revised in March-May 1918 at Ripon. This is no.146 in ed. 'The Complete Poems and Fragments'.