Cesare Pavese

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

Cesare Pavese Poems

1. End Of Fantasy 3/25/2012
2. Habits 3/25/2012
3. Street Song 3/25/2012
4. You Have A Face Of Carved Stone 3/25/2012
5. Two 3/25/2012
6. Black Earth Red Earth 3/25/2012
7. In The Morning You Always Come Back 3/25/2012
8. Ancestors 1/20/2003
9. Death Will Come With Your Eyes 3/25/2012
10. The Cats Will Know 3/25/2012
Best Poem of Cesare Pavese

The Cats Will Know

Again the rain will fall
on the sweet pavements,
a light rain
like a breath or a footstep.
Again the breeze and the dawn
will blossom lightly
beneath your footstep
as you reenter.
Among flowers and sills
the cats will know it.

There will be other days.
There will be other voices.
You will smile alone.
The cats will know it.
You will hear antique words,
tired and empty words
like the disused costumes
from yesterday's festivals.

You too will make gestures.
You will respond with words—
face of Spring,
you too will make ...

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