A lot of what you'll find about Mr. Hardy focuses on his uber-famous novels. But here's an angle on the man from a poet's perspective.
Victorian Web is always a great place for one stop shopping on those snooty Brits. And wouldn't you know? They've got a page on Hardy.
… in the Thomas Hardy Society, where you can join other Hardy die hards.
Because everyone needs to read the poem with Gary Jules singing "Mad World" in the background.
Folk rockers the Goldoolins perform a live acoustic version of the poem starting at about 2:45.
Fancy accent? Dramatic tone? This one's got it all.
Check out the studio version of the ditty. Kind of perky for a war song, right?
Why so serious?
These guys aren't out for a walk in the park.
The first publication of the poem included stage directions for the unimaginative American audience. (We kid!)
Like what you read? Check out Hardy's greatest hits in verse.
Because we all need a picture book every once in a while.