Tuesday, June 28, 2011

A Poem.

Some of you asked what my tattoo (here) says. It is a Spanish poem by Antonio Machado, by far one of my favorites poets. The poem is called "Caminante" and the line I have tattooed says in Spanish "Caminante no hay camino, se hace camino al andar"

Here is the full poem in English:


Wanderer, your footsteps are

the road, and nothing more;

wanderer, there is no road,

the road is made by walking.

By walking one makes the road,

and upon glancing behind

one sees the path

that never will be trod again.

Wanderer, there is no road--

Only wakes upon the sea.


Do you have a favorite poem or poet? I am always searching for new authors and material to read.

xoxo,
Pilar

8 comments:

  1. very nice.... that's a beautiful poem!

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  2. What a great favorite poem. I favor some poems by Jacques Prevert!!!

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  3. What a beautiful poem and how fitting my dear!

    xoxo,
    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  4. Such a lovely poem and so meaningful! My favorite poems are about love and I read a lot from Pablo Neruda! xoxoxoo

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  5. Going to get a tattoo of the last two lines would love to see an image of yours. Favorite poem. Cool blog btw
    an image of yours. Favorite poem. Cool blog btw

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  6. i'm not big into poetry but this is definitely really nice!

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  7. Thanks Nick, there is an earlier post with an image of my tattoo it is linked in the (here) link above.

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