Ivor Gurney

Ivor Gurney Biography

Ivor Bertie Gurney (28 August 1890 - 26 December 1937) was an English composer and war poet.

Born at 3 Queen Street, Gloucester in 1890, Gurney sang as a chorister at Gloucester Cathedral, from 1900 to 1906, when he became an articled pupil of Dr Herbert Brewer at the cathedral. During this time he met composer Herbert Howells, also a pupil of B ...

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Gerald Cassad 03 July 2019

To England a note is about his war expierences and seeing dead soldiers on stakes and on barbed wire, and some being shot

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John mason 03 January 2019

What I want to do is analyse but I want to no what the poem means

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John mason 06 December 2018

I want to analyse to England a note

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The Best Poem Of Ivor Gurney

My Heart Makes Songs On Lonely Roads

My heart makes songs on lonely roads
To comfort me while you're away,
And strives with lovely sounding words
Its crowded tenderness to say.

Glimmering against the forward dark,
Your face I see with pride, with pain
So that one time I did desire
Never to see that face again.

But I am glad that Love has come
To bind me fast and try my worth;
For Love's a powerful Lord and gives
His friends dominion over the earth.

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