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Indangsu sea, shine dark blue

Poet: Ko Un

Indangsu sea, shine dark blue,
come rising as a cloudlike drumbeat.
The waters, the sailors who know the waters, may know
the dark fate of the world beyond
that lies past the path that sometimes appears,

Wood Pile

Poet: Elizabeth Reninger

within the silence of dawn I can hear
echoes of an axe-blade
falling

the heartwood lies open now, exposed
with quartered rings showing
maturity

through the bright air this mountain
rises now,