FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY POEM (1918-2018)
This was written by Ivor Gurney when he heard the (mistaken) news that his dear friend, FW Harvey, had been killed in action. It evokes the ‘golden days’ they shared, walking in Gloucestershire and sailing on the Severn.
It was revised and published after the Great War, becoming a tribute to all lives lost and all lives touched by loss. It remains one of the most moving poems of that terrible conflict.