The farmers changed so much…
Some considerations about the nowadays countryside by Giovanni Mosca, a great Italian writer and journalist
THEY DON’T SING ANYMORE
The farmers changed so much. The few farmers that didn’t leave the countryside for the factory go work late and avoid the cock to sing at the sunshine by putting them under an upside-down basket. Cocks, as you know, need to elongate the neck to sing properly hence, imprison in the basket, they just cry a weak melancholic whining.
Rome, July 14, 1908 – Milan, October 26, 1983
Text from: Giovanni Mosca, Appuntamento con Mosca. Per parlare delle piccole cose di tutti i giorni, Rizzoli, Milan 1982.