Saturday, March 18, 2017

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. 
Feast on your life.”
~Derek Walcott

Derek Walcott (wikipedia)
born 23 January 1930 - died 17 March 2017 (aged 87)

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