To illustrate, when I see someone I don't know, any of his/her action is a mere "gesture, nothing more", as described in the first stanza. However, as we shake hands and introduce ourselves to each other, the stranger becomes the "flower" of mine like in the second stanza, the status of mutual recognition between the two individuals. The meaning of first two stanzas is revealed in the third stanza, addressing the aspect of human nature that one naturally longs to become somebody who is recognized and acknowledged by others.At the final stanza, the poet expands its boundary of intrinsic longing for existence from the two individuals to the entire human community. Here, it seems clear to me that the poet implies how human finds the meaning of his or her own existence through mutual recognitionwith other humans. This indicates that interaction with others is the way we define ourselves by being somebody to them. Regarding the use of language, what makes this poem special is that the poet employs very basic everyday language–both in translated and original language–as he addresses such profound subject. Maybe the purpose of utilizing very basic of everyday language is related
to the poet's idea that the pursuit of being recognized is human's intrinsic value, derived from the most basic question of human being: the meaning of existence.