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This poem is taken from PN Review 202, Volume 38 Number 2, November - December 2011.

Poems Around Town (translated by N. S. Thompson) Pier Paulo Pasolini
Translated from the Italian by N.S Thompson

                                                              April 23, 1962
A carpet of primroses. Sheep
against the light (yes, put on the
50mm, Tonino, don't worry
if there's too much light - let's do
this shot against nature!).
Grass on the Acqua Santa, cold and warm,
yellow and soft, old and new.
Sheep and shepherd, a fragment
of Masaccio (try the 75mm
and a dolly move to close up).
Medieval spring. A heretic Saint
(called 'Blasphemy' by his cronies.
He'll be a pimp, as usual. Ask
doleful Leonetti for advice
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