BD. Edmund Blunden
83. Voice of Autumn: A theme for a dance, offered with admiration to TAMAMI GOJO. Shûkan asahi, 5 Aug, 1950, pp. 48-9.
A series of triplets in which the speaker is the autumn
itself. The reference in the subtitle to the ballet dancer Gojô
is the only direct connection to a Japanese subject. According to Kirkpatrick
(187) the work appeared later in a ballet
programme and in a journal in Hong Kong under the heading ‘Patterns
for a Japanese Ballet’. A companion piece, also dedicated to Gojô,
is 112. Reprinted in 144.