Sotto le tamerici
This poem was inspired by a match of Africa Cup 2008 (don't remember which one, but I made a DVD of all the matches and I can check it out).
At a certain point a swarm of insects invaded the pitch and this was a subject of conversation with my children for quite a few days. Hence the poem.
Following Horace's advice, I have kept this poem in a drawer since; re-reading it I find that it contains a certain entomological grace, which we'll certainly be appreciated by all the Africans who speak Italian!
It is a living piece, below the version as of 23-OCT-2009.