Kino Sadamaru (1760-1841)

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Though this body, I know,
is a thing of no substance,
must it fade, alas,
so swiftly,
like a soundless fart?

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Source: Sato, Hiroaki, and Burton Watson. From the Country of Eight Islands: An Anthology of Japanese Poetry. New York: Columbia University Press, 1987. Print.

Kyōka

Wikipedia Poem, No. 485

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kyōka demands
and thus spreads its limited
classical leanings
common language or mundane
puns gross swordplay wet altars

Hezutsu Tōsaku (1726-1789)

affluence

Affluence—define it as:
pickled greens,
rice for supper,
nice wine, one bottle,
modest but never empty

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Source: Sato, Hiroaki, and Burton Watson. From the Country of Eight Islands: An Anthology of Japanese Poetry. New York: Columbia University Press, 1987. Print.