The Road is Made by Walking

The road is made by walking,
   Abreast or single file.
While idlers sit there gawking, child,
   Come walk with me a while.

No miles are made by talking,
   No map can stride a mile.
The road is made by walking, child,
   Come walk with me a while.

 

WARWICKSHIRE, 2005

“Wanderer, your footsteps are the road, and nothing more; wanderer, there is no road, the road is made by walking.” — Antonio Machado, (1875-1939)