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The Steam Chopper

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Sex – Consolation for Unhappiness

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Night’s Triumph

A stack of orange ruins blotted at night with the raw colour of tartar, grassy bulwarks of light pumice climbing the sky: and, below, blanker,

Caracalla’s Hotbaths, aahing its still brownness of grassless fields, trod brambles at the burning moon. Everything drifts and thickens through shafts of Caravaggio dust and magnesium fans cut in glittering smoke by the little round of a country moon.

Out of that great sky descend punters, heavy shadows, Puglian,

Lombardy grunts, Trastevere kids, on their own, in gangs, that stop in the lowlaid square, where the women, dried-up and brittle, like jerked rags in the evening air, redden and howl – like cheap children, innocent grannies, mothers: and in the heart of the close-round city loaded with tram-rasp and light-tangles, they rouse, in their own Caina, the dust-stiff pants, who come in a fitful abject gallop over the garbage and the livid dew.

Sex – Consolation for Unhappiness

Sex – consolation for unhappiness!

The whore rules, her throne is a ruin, her land is a bit of shat-on lawn, her sceptre is a redleather handbag: she barks at night, mucked and boiling, like an old, old mother: defends

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Pier Paolo Pasolini

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The Emperor of China Says

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Tiburge (de Sarenom)

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