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66107: Half Dead

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Manuscript in pen in Ivor Gurney's hand. At least 3 versions of this poem exist, ending at different points. Line 8's 'cloths of heaven' refers to a W.B. Yeats' poem containing the line' Had I the heavens' embroidered cloths...'. 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'.

History

Identifier

7207.jpg | IG-64-1f6r.jpg

Creator

Gurney, Ivor (1890-1937)

Date

1920 - 1922

Date Created

01/01/1920

Temporal Date

31/12/1922

Spatial

England

Source

Notebook

Medium

Paper

Format

Pen

Type

Poem

Contributor

Alisa Miller

Rights

The Ivor Gurney Archive, Gloucestershire Archives / The Ivor Gurney Estate

Collection ID

Papers of Ivor Gurney 64.1.6r

Repository Name

The Ivor Gurney Archive

Repository Address

Gloucestershire Archives, Clarence Row, Alvin Street, Gloucester, GL1 3DW, UK

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