The Tryst (To W. M. C.) / De Profundis

University Of Oxford First World War Poetry Digital Archive
Written while Ivor Gurney was a patient at the Middlesex War Hospital, where he was sent following numerous suicide threats. Concerned about an article of Marion Scott's that Gurney was meant to send back but might have been destroyed / is including 2 new 'songs' / possibility of being awarded a pass to come and visit / mentions 'The Stone-Breaker' / a letter from John Haines / includes 'Girl's Song' (later published as 'The Tryst...