Walk to the West in the Morning
By Sapardi Djoko Damono
when i walk to the west in the morning the sun follows me from behind
i follow my own shadow which stretches out in front of me.
the sun and i have no quarrel about which of us has created the shadow
the shadow and i have no quarrel about which of us has to walk in front
Walk to the West in the Morning (Berjalan Ke Barat Waktu Pagi Hari) is from Sapardi Djoko Damono, Mata Pisau (Knife Blade), PN Balai Pustaka, Jakarta, 1982