Strong in the Rain
Selected Poems, Miyazawa, Kenji, Paperback
Kenji Miyazawa (1896-1933) is now widely viewed as Japan's greatest poet of the
20th century. Little known in his lifetime, he died at 37 from tuberculosis.
but has since become a much loved children's author whose magical tales have
been translated into many languages, adapted for the stage and turned into
films and animations. Recognition for his poetry came much later. Strong in the
Rain -- the title poem of this selection - is now arguably the most memorized
and quoted modern poem in Japan.