And here's a dainty little piece by modern albeit dead poet Gu Cheng. Translation from Chinese-lit blog Paper Republic.
The vase says: I’m worth a thousand hammers.
The hammer says: I’ve smashed a hundred vases.
The artisan says: I’ve made a thousand hammers.The hammer says: I’ve bludgeoned one master to death.
The master says: I’ve killed a hundred artisans.
The vase says: I now contain that master’s ashes.