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the scene with a castle at the top

and a stream below carved by cliffs

where the peasants search for their crop

and the hunting dog whiffs

The chief farmer, the king paisan,

asks them to hold handkerchiefs

above their head toward the maison

where the table makers work

and the teachers tell the children to play on

and the cook who is a turk

asks the master who he should chop,

‘let the citizens have their violent quirk’