This collection of haiku lacks form but rather encompasses an ideal. I tired to provide poetry that for the most part holds a sense of sabi or paints a conceptual picture. My title sums up this sense in that two sprouts growing next to each other can't recognize the other, but that the same time share in a certain communion of life giving each other a form of “indirect company”. I did not try to make these haiku follow a pattern as many collections of nature have done, instead they are to be taken in a stand alone nature, with the occasional paring with another haiku to provide another point of view.
Andrew Barnick was born in the south suburbs of Chicago, and took an interest in Japanese culture and arts at the age of eight, styling much of his work off the works of traditional haiku poets and the sabi ideal. Much of Andrew’s work has an element of loss or a sense of incompletion and he cites his interest in existentialism as reason for this.