Hidden Tales

University Of Oxford First World War Poetry Digital Archive
Manuscript in pencil in Ivor Gurney's hand. Another draft of the poem can be found in the small green manuscript notebook 64.6. It was also sent to John Haines in a letter received 11 September 1918. The version shown here was included in 'War's Embers' (1919). Found in a coverless notebook used by Gurney from late August to mid-September 1918. The facing page contains some notes on a progression of musical keys.