BD. Edmund Blunden

167. Poems. In Mizunoe (189), 1981.

Two previously unpublished occasional verses that Blunden wrote on a trip to Itô.

a. To the Citizens of ItÔ. An earlier version of William Adams at ItÔ (55d), which Mizunoe notes is from a recently discovered autograph manuscript of 8 July 1948. Slight variations between this and the earlier-published version are noted.

b. Here gathered in this kindly town. Praises the ‘friendly house’ of the speaker’s hosts. Dedicated to ‘Mr and Mrs Uchida’, 8 July 1948.






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