Treasure Island

Primo Levi

(1919 - 1987 / Turin / Italy)

Poems of Primo Levi

1. Reveille 1/1/2004
2. Shema 1/1/2004
3. The Survivor 1/1/2004
4. To My Friends 4/30/2011

Reveille

In the brutal nights we used to dream
Dense violent dreams,
Dreamed with soul and body:
To return; to eat; to tell the story.
Until the dawn command
Sounded brief, low
'Wstawac'
And the heart cracked in the breast.

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