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This poem was written after spending time in Japan cycling. At the time I was thinking about the Japanese landscape, and how I hadn't come to love it in the same way I do Scotland's. I was focussing on the negative aspects of the Japanese landscape, the often heavy industrialisation, and focussing only on the positive aspects of Scotland's landscape.

I realised that my feeling of love for the Scottish landscape at that moment was 'turn(ing) a blind eye'. Many parts of the scottish landscape have been ruined or changed due to industrialisation just as Japans has.

Although this poem can obviously be applied to love for another person, I find it too harsh in that context.

Train ride to Narita

Meby Christopher Lamb03 Jul 2013

I contemplate love
beginning to realise one
must turn a blind eye