Thursday, 22 August 2013

'Lest we Forget'

My research does not seek to apportion blame or point the finger - I simply find female poets alive at the time, inspirational women and fascinating facts - with the aim of enlightening people and, hopefully, helping with an appreciation of poetry.   If anyone is inspired to write their own poetry - so much the better.

Today's poet is Aiko Yosano from Japan.  Akiko was born in Osaka in 1878 and died in Tokyo in 1942.   She began writing poetry when in her teens and was a great supporter of education for women.

Japan, like Italy, were Britain's ally in the First World War.   Japan had been an ally of Britain since 1902 and declared war on Germany on 23rd August 1914.


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