About Ivor GurneyIvor Gurney was one of the most famous english poets. Gurney is known both as a poet and composer. Gurney is considered as one of the best World War I poets, and like the others of them, such as Edward Thomas whom he admired, he often contrasted the horrors of the front line with the beauty and tranquillity of his native English landscape - these themes were explored in the 2012 musical play A Soldier and a Maker. Here are some of his most beautiful and best poems.
Gurney set to music many of the poems of his contemporaries as well as those by the older poet A. E. Housman.