BD. Edmund Blunden

122. JAPANESE INN. Tattler, 4 July 1956, p. 21.

  Reprinted in Hong Kong House.  

A visit to a tea-house in the mountains and a night spent nearby inspired no verse, because the poetry was in the place itself, and the ‘springs insisted nightlong / On telling us the magic of the mountain’. Blank verse, which undercuts Okada’s claim (in 191) that the poem is written ‘with the style’ of ‘Japanese poets’. Reprinted as Tea House in 144, 157, and 163.







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