The Song of the Traveller
anxiously treacherous fortune,
which even as he grasp at it flees;
though the hopes that his yearning is seeking,
the pilgrim embark on the seas!
impelled by the invincible power,
to roam from the East to the West ;
he remembers the faces of loved ones,
of the day when he, too, was at rest.
may assign him a tomb on the desert,
him a final asylum of peace;
by the world and his country forgotten,
rest his soul when his wandering cease!
Dr. Jose Rizal
(translated from Spanish by:
Arthur P. Ferguson)