knowing man



The Cats Will Know (an excerpt)
Rain will fall again
on your smooth pavement,
a light rain like
a breath or a step.
The breeze and the dawn
will flourish again
when you return,
as if beneath your step.
Between flowers and sills
the cats will know.


There will be other days,
there will be other voices.
You will smile alone.
The cats will know…
 – Cesare Paves,
Translated by Geoffrey Brock.
The full text of this poem can be found here.