By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept

By the river Piedra I sat down and wept.
There is a legend
that everything falls into the water of this river
leaves, insects, the feathers of birds
is transformed into the rocks that make the riverbed.

If only I could tear out my heart
and hurl it into the current
then my pain and longing would be over
and I could finally forget.

By the river of Piedra I sat down and wept.
The winter air chills the tear on my cheek
and my tears fall into the cold waters
that course past me.

Somewhere
this river joins another
and another
until
far from my heart and sight
all of them merge with the sea.

May my tears run just as far
that my love might never know
that one day I cried for him.

May my tears run just as far
that I might forget all the paths
we walked together.


Taken from “By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept”
by Paulo Coelho

2 thoughts on “By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept

  1. nyontek buku dg sedikit modipikasi.
    inget, modipikasi hanya sedikit.

    jago amat gw bikin begonoan.
    judulnya kan judul buku itu jg.

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