Questions tagged [ivor-gurney]

Questions about the works of Englishman Ivor Gurney (1890 – 1937), or his life as a poet and composer. He set some of his poems to songs, such as "Severn Meadows", and is regarded as one of the great WWI poets.

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What do these lines mean in Ivor Gurney's “Laventie”?

Could you please help me understand the meaning of a poem by Ivor Gurney, an Englishman who fought in the First World War. From his "Laventie": Of Maconachie, Paxton, Tickler, and ...