That poem and song was what introduced me to El Camino. I heard Juan Manuel Serrat sing Cantares at a concert in 1993 in San Salvador, El Salvador. Next I obtained a book of poems by Antonio Machado. A few years later, a woman from Galicia showed me pictures of Santiago and El Camino. Finally, this year, as I did the 800 kilometers, so many times I recalled the phrases of Cantares.