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Anche tu sei collina
e sentiero di sassi
e gioco nei canneti,
e conosci la vigna
che di notte tace.
Tu non dici parole.

C’è una terra che tace
e non è terra tua.
C’è un silenzio che dura
sulle piante e sui colli.
Ci son acque e campagne.
Sei un chiuso silenzio
che non cede, sei labbra
e occhi bui. Sei la vigna.

E’ una terra che attende
e non dice parola.
Sono passati giorni
sotto cieli ardenti.
Tu hai giocato alle nubi.
E’ una terra cattiva –
la tua fronte lo sa.
Anche questo è la vigna.

Ritroverai le nubi
e il canneto, e le voci
come un’ombra di luna.
Ritroverai parole
oltre la vita breve
e notturna dei giochi,
oltre l’infanzia accesa.
Sarà dolce tacere.
Sei la terra e la vigna.
Un acceso silenzio
brucerà la campagna
come i falò la sera.

Anche tu sei collina, Cesare Pavese

You too, you are hill

and path of stones
and game among the rushes
and you know the vineyard
that keeps quiet at night.
You don’t say words.

There’s a land that keeps quiet
and it is not your land.
There’s a silence that lasts
on the plants and on the hills.
There are waters and lands.
You are a shut silence
that doesn’t surrendere, you are lips
and dark eyes. You are vineyard.

There’s a land awaiting
and doesn’t say a word.
Days went by
under burning skies.
You played clouds.
It’s an evil land –
your forehand knows it.
And this is vineyard too.

You’ll find again clouds
and the rushes,and the voices
as a moon shadow.
You’ll find again words
beyond the short and nocturnale
life of games,
beyond the bright childhood.
Being quiet will be sweet.
You are the land and the vineyard.
A bright silence
will burn the countryside
like the bonfire at night.

You too, you are hill, Cesare Pavere

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