Green cedar leaves and gorgeous sun-glow May be food for the immortals, but not for men

Green cedar leaves and gorgeous sun-glow
May be food for the immortals, but not for men;
The world is tough and real, my road full
Of hardship; nothing to cook, so leaving
The well stiff with ice; not clothing enough
So sleeping cold through the night; yet
It is bad to have one's wallet completely
Empty, so I leave a coin in it
Just to comfort me.

Tu Fu
China

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money wallet travel poverty coin

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