First World War Poetry Digital Archive

I Built Myself a House of Glass

[I BUILT MYSELF A HOUSE OF GLASS] by EDWARD THOMAS I built myself a house of glass: It took my years to make it: And I was proud. But now, alas, Would God someone would break it. But it looks too magnificent. No neighbour casts a stone From where he dwells, in tenement Or palace of glass, alone.

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“I Built Myself a House of Glass,” by Thomas, Edward (1878-1917). Copyright Edward Thomas, 1979, reproduced under licence from Faber and Faber Ltd. via First World War Poetry Digital Archive, accessed October 24, 2021, http://ww1lit.nsms.ox.ac.uk/ww1lit/collections/item/2882.

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