Riez Bailleul ['...in blue tea-time']

University Of Oxford First World War Poetry Digital Archive
Manuscript in pen in Ivor Gurney's hand. Note on top of page reads 'while 'asking' for death. / electrical'. This draft of the poem was included in in P.J. Kavanagh's 'Ivor Gurney: Collected Poems' (2004). An alternative typescript and draft of the poem survives and was included in Leonard Clark's edition of Gurney's poems in 1973. From a pink mottled hard-cover exercise book. The inside front cover is inscribed 'Music to Miss C. Rogers...Poetry to...