BD. Edmund Blunden
140. It shall be written. In Season’s Greetings. Tokyo: International House of Japan, 1960.
Eight lines about a house in which all who come found
a ‘natural unity’, printed inside a Christmas card from the
International House of Japan. Kirkpatrick (187)
suggests that the use of the poem in this way was not authorised by Blunden.
A reprint in 160 includes an editor’s
note saying the lines were written for Matsumoto Shigeharu, director of
the International House in 1960.