Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Love After Love ......by Derek Walcott

The time will come
when, with elation,
you will greet yourself arriving
at your own door, in your own mirror,
and each will smile at the other’s welcome,

and say, sit here. Eat.
You will love again the stranger who was your self.
Give wine. Give bread. Give back your heart
to itself, to the stranger who has loved you

all your life, whom you ignored
for another, who knows you by heart.
Take down the love letters from the bookshelf,

the photographs, the desperate notes,
peel your own image from the mirror.
Sit. Feast on your life.

~ Derek Walcott
(Love After Love )

1 comment:

  1. I love this poem, and have been looking for a piece of art like the one you have posted. Did you make it, or did you buy it somewhere. I'd love to hang this on my wall as a reminder. Could you let me know? Thanks! Kara