Monday, September 10, 2012

Monday Poetry

I've discovered the Spanish poet, Antonio Machado. Here's my favourite poem of his, with an English translation below:

Caminante, son tus huellas el camino, y nada más;
Caminante, no hay camino, se hace camino al andar.
Al andar se hace el camino, y al volver la vista atrás,
Se ve la que nunca se ha de volver a pisar.
Caminante, no hay camino, sino estelas en la mar.

Traveller, your footprints are the path, and nothing more;
Traveller, there is no path, you make the path as you walk.
As you walk you make a path, and when you turn to look back,
You see a path that you will never walk again.
Traveller, there is no path, only the wake upon the sea.

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