Salvatore Quasimodo

po_Quasimodo-Salvatore1Salvatore Quasimodo (August 20, 1901 – June 14, 1968) was an Italian author and poet.

In 1959 he won the Nobel Prize for Literature “for his lyrical poetry, which with classical fire expresses the tragic experience of life in our own times”. Along with Giuseppe Ungaretti and Eugenio Montale, he is one of the foremost Italian poets of the 20th century.

AND SUDDENLY IT IS EVENING
Salvatore Quasimodo

Everyone stands alone at the heart of this earth
Stunned by a ray of sunlight
and suddenly it is evening.