Ivor Gurney

Do you like this poet?
57 person liked.
19 person did not like.

Ivor Gurney poems, quotations and biography on Ivor Gurney poet page. Read all poems of Ivor Gurney and infos about Ivor Gurney.

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 Brewer, and, in 1908, he met the future ... more »

Add this poet to your My Favorite Poets.


Comments about Ivor Gurney

  • Gerald Cassad (7/3/2019 3:38:00 PM)

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

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • John mason (1/3/2019 11:23:00 AM)

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

    1 person liked.
    1 person did not like.
  • John mason (12/6/2018 2:12:00 PM)

    I want to analyse to England a note

    2 person liked.
    1 person did not like.
Best Poem of Ivor Gurney

The Silent One

Who died on the wires, and hung there, one of two -
Who for his hours of life had chattered through
Infinite lovely chatter of Bucks accent:
Yet faced unbroken wires; stepped over, and went
A noble fool, faithful to his stripes - and ended.
But I weak, hungry, and willing only for the chance
Of line- to fight in the line, lay down under unbroken
Wires, and saw the flashes and kept unshaken,
Till the politest voice - a finicking accent, said:
‘Do you think you might crawl through there: there's a hole.'
Darkness shot at: I smiled, as politely replied –
‘I'm ...

Read the full of The Silent One