all a body wants

In this world of ours
one can no more tire of rice
than of moonlit nights.
Yes, that’s all a body wants-
that, and a little cash!

-“Yomo no Akara” pen name of Ota Nanpo [1749-1823], Poem 1043: Untitled, Traditional Japanese Poetry: An Anthology, translated by: Steven Carter, Stanford University Press, 1991, pp. 415

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