Date of composition. WBY heads the version of this poem in his Journal with the date ‘May 11’ [1910]. It is likely that this poem was being composed at Colleville in Normandy at the same time as ‘Peace’ (see headnotes on Date of composition and Circumstances of composition for ‘Peace’), in early May. Some of WBY's revisions to the text in his Journal may well come from a little later, though the text was stable by mid-Jun. (see MS2 in Textual history).