Antonio Machado

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Antonio Cipriano José María y Francisco de Santa Ana Machado y Ruiz (26 July 187522 February 1939), known as Antonio Machado, was a Spanish poet and one of the leading figures of the literary movement known as the Generation of '98.

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  • 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.
    • 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 back
      one sees the path
      that will never be trod again.
      Wanderer, there is no road—
      Only foam in the sea.
      • "Proverbios y cantares XXIX" [Proverbs and Songs 29], Campos de Castilla (1912); trans. Betty Jean Craige in Selected Poems of Antonio Machado (Louisiana State University Press, 1979)
  • "Estos días azules y este sol de infancia"
    • Literally, "These blue days and this childhood sun". It was his last verse, found on his jacket after he died. It always appears at the end of all publications of his works.
    • Bookrags wiki

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