Half Dead

University Of Oxford First World War Poetry Digital Archive
Manuscript in pen in Ivor Gurney's hand. At least 3 versions of this poem exist, ending at different points. Line 8's 'cloths of heaven' refers to a W.B. Yeats' poem containing the line' Had I the heavens' embroidered cloths...'. From a pink mottled hard-cover exercise book. The inside front cover is inscribed 'Music to Miss C. Rogers...Poetry to Professor Saintsbury / Bath'. The inside back cover is inscribed 'Instead of a home / I require...