[Traveler, your footprints]

Mary G. Berg and Dennis Maloney
Traveler, your footprints
are the only road, nothing else.
Traveler, there is no road;
you make your own path as you walk.
As you walk, you make your own road,
and when you look back
you see the path
you will never travel again.
Traveler, there is no road;
only a ship's wake on the sea.

         
 

Antonio Machado, [Traveler, your footprints] from There Is No Road. Copyright © 2003 by White Pine Press Translation © 2003 by Mary G. Berg and Dennis Maloney. Reprinted by permission of White Pine Press, www.whitepine.org.
Source: There Is No Road (White Pine Press, 2003)
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