BD. Edmund Blunden
129. For the Education Institute of Aichi Prefecture. In Aichiken kyôiku bunka kenkyûshô (Aichi Prefecture Education and Culture Institute). Nagoya: Asai, 1958.
As in so many of Blunden’s post-war occasional
poems, the speaker refers to the dark days of the war, notes the present
hopeful time, and looks forward to a brighter day. Composed in January
1949 according to a note accompanying a reprint in 160;
reprinted also in 164.