Sunday, March 4, 2012

Sunday Morning Poetry

If you've been reading my blog for a while, you've probably read this poem before-- but it remains one of my very, very favorites, and I felt inspired to re-post for those who perhaps didn't read it the first time around. Enjoy :)

Love after Love

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 Walcot



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