The Silent One

University Of Oxford First World War Poetry Digital Archive
Typescript prepared by Marion Scott. Written while Gurney was either at Barnwood House asylum, Gloucester (September-December 1922) or Stone House, Dartford, Kent (the City of London Mental Hospital where Gurney stayed from December 1922 until his death). Manuscript drafts found in the notebook 'GA 45457' entitled 'Best Poems'. Other shorter drafts also exist in various notebooks. A version was included in the Edmund Blunden edition of Ivor Gurney's poems published in 1954 as well as...