BD. Edmund Blunden

67. Sakurajima, a Volcano. Tokyo: privately printed, 1949.

A sonnet in which the speaker asserts that ‘were [his] home here’ in Japan his ‘imagination’s mark’ would be the peaks of Sakurajima, an active volcanic island in Kagoshima Bay. Printed ‘with greetings from Claire and Edmund Blunden, Tokyo’ as a Christmas card (see also 3, 58, and 65). Reprinted in 70 and 76; appeared under the title THE VOLCANO in the Spectator of 6 January 1950.








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