EVANS, MARGIAD (1909-1958, Welsh poet)
AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT OF HER POEM 'THE THUNDERSTORM', 25 lines, plus prose note below: 'This was written when I had an operation two years ago. It was the most terrible thunderstorm I've ever seen. The lightning was pink, then orange, violet and even gray. The hospital [Tunbridge Wells] was struck & so were two churches near us', 1 page folio, dated 1954
The Galleons gathered in their knots
in three positions. Then
they chased the sun out of the sky
and let their bolts!...
Publication of this poem has not been traced: not listed in Location Register of Twentieth-Century Literary Manuscripts and Letters, 2 volumes, 1988. No poetical manuscripts by Margiad Evans have been sold at auction. Her manuscripts are largely at the Lockwood Library at Buffalo; the British Library has revised drafts of four poems. Margiad Evans is the pseudonym of Peggy Eileen Whistler.