That Centre of Old

University Of Oxford First World War Poetry Digital Archive
Manuscript in pen in Ivor Gurney's hand. A longer version of the poem exists and was published in P.J. Kavanagh's 'Ivor Gurney: Collected Poems' (2004). From a pink mottled hard-cover exercise book. The inside front cover is inscribed 'Music to Miss C. Rogers...Poetry to Professor Saintsbury / Bath'. The inside back cover is inscribed 'Instead of a home / I require death'.