“Wayfarer, there is no path”
Wayfarer, the only way
Is your footprints and no other.
Wayfarer, there is no way.
Make your way by going farther.
By going farther, make your way
And when you look back,
you see the path
that you will never tread again.
Wayfarer, there is no way;
Only wake-trails on the sea.
(Part of the poem by Antonio Machado
“Caminante no hay camino“)
Antonio Machado’s poem invites us to think about life and the imprint we leave on it.
It seems like an invitation to move on, to create our future in life with every step we take.
The poem offers us life’s teachings, reflections on life, on the importance of the moment and the passage of time.
I hope that the translation that I have found on the internet, is correct and transmits the same message as the original:
“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 senda que nunca
se ha de volver a pisar.
Caminante no hay camino
sino estelas en la mar.”
Posted as part of Lens-Artists: Leading Lines