This Green Earth is a little, paper-backed book of fifty-two pages and forty poems, but its modest size is deceptive because, in it, Mr. Bourinot write of events and people three thousand years and six thousand miles apart.
A white villa stares sightless over an undulant plain, a grasshopper crackles and crumbles the summer between its wings, a cypress dozes in a river valley, an upturned tank points its gun to the fathomless blue of a Tuscan sky.
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