Tobacco

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, including one printed in 'The London Mercury' in 1924. This version was included in P.J. Kavanagh's 'Ivor Gurney: Collected Poems' (2004). Alternative versions include an additional 8 lines at the end of the poem, substantially altering its overall mood.