From the Window/Girls Song

University Of Oxford First World War Poetry Digital Archive
Manuscript in pencil with corrections in ink and pencil in Ivor Gurney's hand. The poem was sent to John Haines in a letter received 11 September 1918. The right hand page contains an early draft of what was initially titled 'Girls Song' but which was later renamed 'The Tryst'. Included in 'War's Embers' (1919). Written while Gurney was a patient at the Middlesex War Hospital. Found in a coverless notebook used by Gurney from late...