Treasure Island

Ivor Gurney

(1890-1937 / England)

Poems of Ivor Gurney

1. A Wish 8/31/2010
2. Above Ashleworth 8/31/2010
3. Afterwards 8/31/2010
4. Apprentices 8/31/2010
5. April Gale 8/31/2010
6. Bach And The Sentry 8/31/2010
7. Ballad Of The Three Spectres 8/31/2010
8. Beauty 8/31/2010
9. Ben Johnson 8/31/2010
10. Billet 8/31/2010
11. Blighty 8/31/2010
12. Brown earth Look 8/31/2010
13. By Severn 8/31/2010
14. Canadians 8/31/2010
15. Common Things 8/31/2010
16. Crucifix Corner 8/31/2010
17. Cut Flowers 8/31/2010
18. Daily 8/31/2010
19. Darkness Has Cheating Swiftness 8/31/2010
20. Defiance 8/31/2010

A Wish

I would hope for the children of West Ham
Wooden-frame houses, square with some-sort stuff
Crammed in to keep the wind away that's rough,
And rain, in summer cool, in cold comfortable enough.
Easily destroyed — and pretty enough, and yet tough
Instead of brick and mortar tiled houses of no
Special appearance or attractive show.
Not crowded together, but with a plot of land
Where one might play and dig, and use spade or the hand

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