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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

Ancestors

Stunned by the world, I reached an age
when I threw punches at air and cried to myself.
Listening to the speech of women and men,
not knowing how to respond, it's not fun.
But this too has passed: I'm not alone anymore,
and if I still don't know how to respond,
I don't need to. Finding myself, I found company.

I learned that before I was born I had lived

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