One Day When You Look For Me
One day when you look for me
you won't find me
and in your heart
there'll be no one left to tell you
which path I took
and where I forgot you.
One day when you open your eyes
I won't be here
I'll have taken another path
and forgotten you.
You'll look north and south
to where the sun is born and where it hides
where the four roads meet
you'll look crazy, searching for my footprints.
Who knows what rains
and what winds
will have swept them away.
The literal translation of this poem was made by David Shook
The final translated version of the poem is by The Poetry Translation Workshop
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