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Wandering poet arrested for drug possession composes apology [Japan]:
SAPPORO -- A street poet who toured Japan selling signed poetry has been arrested on suspicion of drug possession, police said.

The poet, Hideyuki Konaka, 25, was arrested on suspicion of violating the Cannabis Control Law. When police questioned him, he reportedly told them he wanted to express regret for his actions in his poetry.

"It's extremely tough -- losing everything with this cannabis today," Konaka reportedly wrote in a poem following his arrest. [...]

Over the past few years, Konaka had toured Japan selling signed poetry that he wrote on high-quality Japanese paper. The poetry sold for between 7,000 yen and 27,000 yen apiece, and he reportedly earned between 200,000 yen and 600,000 yen a month. [...]
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At 8:23 AM, Blogger Mrs. Universe replied:

What an idea this guy has. Poets have probably been doing this for centuries. How romantic, I have to try it. - well not the getting arrested part. :)    



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