Ivor Gurney Poems (112 Poems)

Tobacco (Ivor Gurney Poems)

When tobacco came, When Raleigh did first bring inThe unfabled herb, the plant of peace, the kingOf comfort bringers, then ...

The Road (Ivor Gurney Poems)

Out beyond Aldgate is a road,And a broad,Clean, noble thing it runs,For the sun'sAnd wind's and man's delight,And the high ...

Laventie (Ivor Gurney Poems)

One would remember stillMeadows and low hillLaventie was, as to the line and elm rowGrowing through green strength wounded, as ...

Kilns (Ivor Gurney Poems)

Severn has kilns set all along her banksWhere the thin reeds grow and rushes in ranks;And the carts tip rubbish ...

A Wish (Ivor Gurney Poems)

I would hope for the children of West HamWooden-frame houses, square with some-sort stuffCrammed in to keep the wind away ...

Ben Johnson (Ivor Gurney Poems)

Few have praised the master of masters, who but IHave right, that followed example, and did not lieIdly between clean ...

Canadians (Ivor Gurney Poems)

We marched, and saw a company of CanadiansTheir coats weighed eighty pounds at least, we saw themFaces infinitely grimed in, ...

Hedger (Ivor Gurney Poems)

To me the A Major Concerto has been dearerThan ever before, because I saw one weaveWonderful patterns of bright green, ...

Blighty (Ivor Gurney Poems)

It seemed that it were well to kiss first earthOn landing, having traversed the narrow seas,And grasp so little, tenderly, ...

Billet (Ivor Gurney Poems)

O, but the racked clear tired strained frames we had!Tumbling in the new billet on to straw bed,Dead asleep in eye ...

Western Sky-Look (Ivor Gurney Poems)

When clouds shake out their sailsBefore delighted gales,I think the sailor-men at sea,Hearing the engine throbbing freeCurse their today's fate ...

To God (Ivor Gurney Poems)

Why have you made life so intolerableAnd set me between four walls, where I am ableNot to escape meals without ...

London Dawn (Ivor Gurney Poems)

Dawn comes up on London,And night's undone.Stars are routedAnd street lamps outed.Sodden great clouds begin sail againLike all-night anchored galleons ...

Encounters (Ivor Gurney Poems)

One comes across the strangest things in walks,Fragment of Abbey tithe barns fixed in modern,With Dutch-sort houses, where the water ...

Snow (Ivor Gurney Poems)

There's not a sound tonightI look out and am beatenIn my face by curious, white,Unexpected flakesOf snow in a daze ...

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