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 abyss in silence.
— Cesar Pavese, from “Death Will Come With Your Eyes,” Verrà la morte e avrà i tuoi occhi. Translation by Linh Dinh (Einaudi 1966) Originally published 1951.