Wednesday, 3 June 2009

Haiku of Jack Kerouac(13)

(photo) Houttuynia cordata, Matsudo, Chiba prefecture

2 travelling salesmen
passing each other
On a Western road

■This haiku symbolizes the American society very well. Salesmen are an essencial element in the capitalist society and the phrase "passing each other on a Western road" expresses wide-open spaces in U.S. I think this haiku has a loneliness in the modern world. Where did 2 salesmen go after passing each other?

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