The Lock-Keeper

University Of Oxford First World War Poetry Digital Archive
Manuscript in black ink in Ivor Gurney's hand. Numerous versions of the poem exists in notebooks and letters. This version was included in P.J. Kavanagh's 'Ivor Gurney: Collected Poems' (2004). A shorter draft of the poem appears in 'War's Embers' (1919) with the inscription 'To the memory of Edward Thomas'.