Sienna burnt and umbrian brown,
the hills where cypress fingers point.
And settled proud upon their palms,
imposing pantiled structures stand.
With hues and compass proud reflect
embodiment of symmetry
in sweeping lands of sun-kissed soil,
the arbiters of their terrain.
A downward sweep in serial ranks
with clinging roots in calcerous clay
espaliered ranks of trebbiano
yield their purple progeny .
Below, the lakes of upturned faces,
flowers sun-track, gold reflecting
stand erect and proudly proffer
seed in cases ripening black.
And punctuating this domain
the gnarled and ancient olives grow,
with withered arms of grey supporting
fruits reflecting their fair land.