Passages from Recommended Works
Sappho: Love Poem (43)
Tao Te Ching (Chapter 1) (175+)
Bashô: Frog Haiku (32)
Appendix II of Gateway to the Vast Realms: Recommended Readings from Literature to Revolution (Ken Knabb, 2004). This appendix contains excerpts from diverse translations of a few of the works in my Gateway list. I may add more in the future.
Copyright notice: Most of these translations are copyrighted by the respective translators. I believe that my reproduction of these excerpts from them constitutes fair use. They form part of my reviews of the original works (in Gateway to the Vast Realms) and are not being used for any commercial purpose. The main reason I have reproduced them here is to give readers a chance to compare examples of different versions in order to decide which ones they might want to get.