Laventie

University Of Oxford First World War Poetry Digital Archive
Manuscript in pen in Ivor Gurney's hand. Various versions of the poem exist, including a manuscript draft in the green manuscript exercise book 64.3, are longer. The version show here ends at line 44. 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 death'.