O Tan-Faced Prairie Boy

University Of Oxford First World War Poetry Digital Archive
Manuscript in ink in Ivor Gurney's hand. This poem was found in notebook GA 45457 labelled 'Best Poems'. Manuscript in ink in Ivor Gurney's hand. This poem was found in notebook GA 45457 labelled 'Best Poems'. The title is after the American poet Walt Whitman, and the 'Michael of line 16 refers to the Archangel who barred Adam and Eve from Paradise. Included in the Edmund Blunden edition of Ivor Gurney's poems published in 1954,...