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(Wikipedia:  Kamo no Chomei by Kikuchi Yosai)


Poem based on the above’s An Account of My Hut:


If you live next door

to the wealthy, you will be

mostly uneasy,

for you will have to tone down

your own highs and lows,

or become a sycophant,

in the knowledge that

you are not even rated.

If you live in town,

there are disadvantages

and, in the country,

public transport is lacking.

You can’t win as thieves like both

isolation and big crowds.