FIRST WORLD WAR CEN­TE­NARY POEM (1918-2018)

Cotswold Life - - COTSWOLD WAYS -

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.

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