Ivor gurney

After his release from hospital he was posted to Seaton Delavala mining village in Northumberlandwhere he wrote poems, including "Lying Awake in the Ward".

All this is ended. The End After the blast of lightning from the east, The flourish of loud clouds, the Chariot Throne; After the drums of time have rolled and ceased, And by the bronze west long retreat is blown, Shall Life renew these bodies?

Thomas Hardy described her poetry as "superlatively good. Stars in a Dark Night: His brother, Jack, was killed in November His pre-war poetry was admired by Sassoon. The issue has also been discussed, more recently, by Cambridge academic and broadcaster Kate Kennedy. That we've slaved hard at endless make-believe?

He grew to hate the war, and lost his faith in God.

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But when thy spell be cast complete and whole, May God curse thee, and cut thee from our soul! He slowly regained some of his emotional stability and in October was honourably discharged from the army.

In July shrapnel from an exploding shell pierced his lungs and he was invalided out of the front line with major injuries and shell-shock.

Ivor Gurney

There are nine of his poems in Minds at War, and ten in Out in the Dark, plus a little further background material. Harveywhom he met in You still can call your soul Your own, at any rate.

Mental illness[ edit ] In MarchGurney suffered a serious breakdown, triggered at least in part by the sudden breakdown of his relationship with Drummond. Death Edit Gurney died of tuberculosis while still a patient at the City of London Mental Hospital shortly before dawn on 26 Decemberaged George Walter and R.

Rusalka - Chamber orchestra version for 14 players: In the meantime, Gurney was gassed in September the same year and sent to the Edinburgh War Hospitalwhere he met and fell in love with a VAD nurse, Annie Nelson Drummond, but the relationship later broke down.

I feel those handshakes now.

Lives of war poets of the First World War

He was a friend of Brooke and Sassoon. Now, God be thanked Who has watched us with His hour, And caught our youth, and wakened us from sleeping, With hand made sure, clear eye, and sharpened power, To turn, as swimmers into cleanness leaping, Glad from a world grown old and cold and weary, Leave the sick hearts that honour could not move, And half-men, and their dirty songs and dreary, And all the little emptiness of love!

And, while he blunders, "Could anything be worse than this? Albumblatt — 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 2 horns, timpani, strings. Gurney was "a lover and maker of beauty", it was stated on his gravestone.

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Always highly sensitive and moody, Gurney had developed signs of serious mental disturbance byalthough his mental condition was already strained by Por una Cabeza - string orchestra c.

Poems of London, Cotswold and France, ed. Kavanagh 's Collected Poems, first published in and reissued in Heimkehr aus der Fremde The Homecoming - Chamber orchestra version for 10 players:Boydell & Brewer publishers: medieval studies, early modern, modern, military and maritime history, music, African studies, German Studies and more.

Prose & Poetry - Ivor Gurney The Gloucestershire poet and composer Ivor Gurney () was born on 28 August and educated as a chorister at King's School, Gloucester, where he won a scholarship to the Royal College of Music.

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