First Time In ['After the dread...']

University Of Oxford First World War Poetry Digital Archive
Typescript of poem without any alterations prepared by Marion Scott, and possibly amongst those poems submitted to and rejected by the firm Sidgwick and Jackson in 1922. Numerous versions of the poem survive, with particular alterations to line 13 and the final three lines. A further version exists, beginning with the line 'The Captain addresses us...'. The version shown here was included in P.J. Kavanagh's 'Ivor Gurney: Collected Poems' (2004).