The Sponger’s Song
If a menu is dreamy as a song, then the bill sobering as a cracked prose held long;
A tip agonizes the niggardly, like royalties to pay; a toxic meal’s poisoning forces the toxins hurled upon the floor, like criticisms from a stodgy bore. ( From YuGuangzhong's Classics, Modern World Publishing Press. Translation: Chase Coulson)
Yu Guangzhong (also Yu Kwang-chung, 1928–2017) was a famous writer, poet, educator and critic in Taiwan, China.