Monday, January 21, 2019

Rocco Scotellaro / The Paupers

Los pobres en la fuente

The Paupers 
by Rocco Scotellaro
Translated from the Italian by Norman Thomas di Giovanni

How nice being paupers at Christmas
for then the rich are good;
how nice the crèche at Christmas,
with the lamb
in the midst of lions.

First published, in slightly different form, in The Nation, 13 December 1958.

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