BD. Edmund Blunden

136. Mr. Collins at Miyajima, 1959. Asahi shimbun, 30 June 1959, n.p.

Stanzas ‘in the manner of’ an ode by William Collins (1721-59), describing Miyajima and longing for ‘shelter’ there. Had Collins been able to see Miyajima, a prefatory note informs, he ‘might have such feelings’ as the poem describes. After Blunden’s death the work was engraved on a black marble stone and placed by the steps leading to Hiramatsu Park on Miyajima, one of several such tributes to Blunden’s verse in Japan (see also 58 and 118). Reprinted in 160.







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