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Lonely crowds

A troiku inspired by a haiku of Matsuo Basho, guided by Chèvrefeuille of CDHK:

people in the world
hardly notice these blossoms
chestnuts by the eaves

© Basho (Tr. Tim Chilcott)

people in the world
Ah! looking through one another
Lonely crowds

hardly notice these blossoms
the lovely fragrance of individuality
painted with the same brush

chestnuts by the eaves
quietly observe the rush of humans
nut's eye view

© Nimi Arora

(Ok, I realize I have gone a little crazy on this one. Crazier than usual, that is. The haiku by Basho is about people not observing the random beauty of nature that they are surrounded by. I made it all about people not 'seeing' one another, and then ended with chestnuts seeing us from their elevated viewpoint)

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