We’ve made such a mess of this hotel bed, but who needs the vanity of sleep when

Fairy tales never go out of style.
Dreams and
legends and tales,
have been faithfully preserved 
to interest
about commoners and kings
and the illimitable realms of the imagination:
the favorites
and the lesser-known ones.
“The Story of the Man who did not Wish to Die,”—
taken from
belongs to.
I have always found eager listeners
in telling them I have also found that
has encouraged me to write them. 

erasure from “Japanese Fairy Tales,” compiled by Yei Theodora Ozaki, preface

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