Down below, at the new building site, a busy scene unfolds!
Two red tractors with huge ploughs, chug throatily along, wheels
Spinning for purchase as they scrape the soil towards a switch-
Back, for the ramp for future vehicles to descend!
Teams of donkeys trailed by women plod along, carrying loose
Earth in panniers slung to their backs. The teams pause
Each time they pass the other in greetings. One donkey
Tips his burden half way, continuing unconcerned! His mistress
Taps him on the haunches, but he just snorts!
A hectic scene appears below, a bee-hive of activity: tractors
Chugging, donkeys plodding, boys tumbling down the slopes,
While engineers peer through range-finders to correct alignments.
All doing their things in the early morning sun as I glance at them
Pacing around while children sweat over their exam!
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