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Love After Love - Poem 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.


Comments about Love After Love by Derek Walcott

  • Bronze Star - 2,184 Points Baharak Barzin (4/10/2017 3:33:00 PM)

    It's touching and moving the reader to get back to one's own (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 413 Points N. J. Saroff (4/4/2017 11:33:00 AM)

    this is my all time favorite poem. I first heard it a few weeks ago on NPR after his passing and I just broke down. His words are just well beyond any description I could say. This poem is inspiring and uplifting. His work is a must read by all poet. I read this on my best and worst days, its a reminder of what really matters. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Rodney Morgan Brown (3/19/2017 10:49:00 AM)

    A more beautiful and apropos depiction of a soul in life review, I have not seen. RIP to you beautiful word smith from the Caribbean....GOD speed you on your new journey. (Report) Reply

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