Ivor Gurney

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


  • If only this fear would leave me I could dream of Crickley Hill
    And a hundred thousand thoughts of home would visit my heart in sleep;
    But here the peace is shattered all day by the devil's will,
    And the guns bark night-long to spoil the velvet silence deep.
    • From De Profundis
  • But we of the rich plain of sweet airs and pure,
    Oh! Death would take so much from us, how should we not fear?
    • From De Profundis

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