Cesare Pavese

(9 September 1908 – 27 August 1950 / Santo Stefano Belbo)

Poems of Cesare Pavese

1. Ancestors 1/20/2003
2. Black Earth Red Earth 3/25/2012
3. Death will Come with your Eyes 3/25/2012
4. End of Fantasy 3/25/2012
5. Habits 3/25/2012
6. In the Morning you Always Come Back 3/25/2012
7. Street Song 3/25/2012
8. The Cats will Know 3/25/2012
9. Two 3/25/2012
10. You Have a Face of Carved Stone 3/25/2012


Man and woman watch each other lying in bed:
their two bodies stretched out wide and exhausted.
the man is still, only the woman takes long breaths
that quiver her ribs. The legs distended
are bony and knotted in the man's. The whispers
from the sun-covered street are foisted on them.

The air hangs impalpable in the heavy shadow
and freezes the drops of living sweat

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