Cesare Pavese

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

Cesare Pavese Poems

1. Affairs 6/8/2015
2. End Of Fantasy 3/25/2012
3. Habits 3/25/2012
4. Street Song 3/25/2012
5. You Have A Face Of Carved Stone 3/25/2012
6. Two 3/25/2012
7. Black Earth Red Earth 3/25/2012
8. Ancestors 1/20/2003
9. In The Morning You Always Come Back 3/25/2012
10. The Cats Will Know 3/25/2012
11. Death Will Come With Your Eyes 3/25/2012
Best Poem of Cesare Pavese

Death Will Come With Your Eyes

Death will come with your eyes—
this death that accompanies us
from morning till night, sleepless,
deaf, like an old regret
or a stupid vice. Your eyes
will be a useless word,
a muted cry, a silence.
As you see them each morning
when alone you lean over
the mirror. O cherished hope,
that day we too shall know
that you are life and nothing.

For everyone death has a look.
Death will come with your eyes.
It will be like terminating a vice,
as seen in the mirror
a dead face re-emerging,
like listening to closed lips.
We'll go down the ...

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