The Daily Poem: After the Japanese

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The Independent Online
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Anthony Thwaite was born in 1930. He has been a university teacher in Japan and Libya, literary editor of The Listener and New Statesman, and co-editor of Encounter 1973-85. He has been the recipient of the Richard Hillary Memorial Prize, a Cholmondeley Award, and the OBE. This poem is from his new collection The Dust of the World, published by Sinclair- Stevenson at pounds 6.99.