Caminante, son tus huellas
el camino, y nada más;
caminante, no hay camino,
se hace camino al andar.
Al andar se hace 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.

seascape - Antonio Machado

from Proverbios y Cantares

Note from the Web master: The poet says in this poem that your footprints constitute the road and nothing more; there is no road—only the one you create as you go through life. Looking back, you can see the path you once tread but can never walk upon again—the road vanishes: like waves in the sea that disappear after a ship passes through.

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