Dedicated to David Cameron.
An old man selling charms in a cranny of the town wall.
He writes out spells to bless the silkworms and spells to protect the corn.
With the money he gets each day he only buys wine.
But he does not worry when his legs get wobbly,
For he has a boy to lean on.
By Lu Yu (A.D. 1125 - 1209)
Translated from the Chinese by Arthur Waley.