DPF / Petrarch

For unrequited love, from Poetry Soup. The rest of the poem may be found here:

from Though She Be Less Severe, He is Still Not Contented and Tranquil at Heart / by Francesco Petrarch (1304–1374)

time to time less cruelty I trace
In her sweet smile and form divinely fair;
Less clouded doth appear
The heaven of her fine eyes and lovely face.

DPF / Soseki

For mountains and parts of life that appear to be mountains, from A Book of Luminous Things, edited by Czeslaw Milosz.

from Magnificent Peak / by Muso Soseki (1275-1351) translated by W.S. Merwin

From the four directions
        you can look up and see it
            green and steep and wild.

DPF / Chaucer

For four of my very favorite lines in all of poetry, from The Norton Anthology of English Literature, Fourth Edition, 1.

from The Canterbury Tales / by Geoffrey Chaucer (1343-1400)

        Whan that April with his showres soote
The droughte of March hath perced to the roote,
And bathed every veine in swich licour,
Of which vertu engendred is the flowr