In the Morning You Always Come Back by Cesare Pavese

Meanwhile, the world spins madly on.

In the Morning You Always Come Back
Cesare Pavese

Dawn’s faint breath
breathes with your mouth
at the ends of empty streets.
Gray light your eyes,
sweet drops of dawn
on dark hills.
Your steps and breath
like the wind of dawn
smother houses.
The city shudders,
Stones exhale—
you are life, an awakening.

Star lost
in the light of dawn,
trill of the breeze,
warmth, breath—
the night is done.

You are light and morning.

This poem was written by Pavese for his lover, Constance Dowling, an American actress.

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