DPF / Emerson

For Concord and self-reliance, from The Oxford Book of American Poetry, edited by David Lehman.

from A Letter / by Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

And mark the rising of the early stars.
There will I bring my books

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DPF / Chu-I

For hills and landscspes, from A Book of Luminous Things, edited by Czeslaw Milosz.

from Madly Singing in the Mountains / by Po Chu-I (772-846), translated by Arthur Waley

Ever since I was banished to Hsun – yang
Half my time I have lived among the hills.