Thursday, April 29, 2010

Poetry Month: Love After Love

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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 Walcott

Isn't that beautiful? Sweet Lauren over at Life Lite sent this to me with a note saying that it reminded her of me and my little mission to become a better, happier me. She herself is on an admirable journey to make her life "lighter" and therefore making more room to fill it with all and many things good- something we could all take note of :)

Cheers darlings!

Unknown said...

Oh, that's such a nice poem. I was an English major and I love getting reminded of all of these poets that I used to enjoy reading! Thanks for your comment on my blog, I recently started sleeping with the shades up to get the sun to wake me up naturally, too, and it totally works! And much nicer than an alarm clock!

The Jodi(e)s said...

Wow, this tickled my fancy just right. The imagery is unbelievable. What a great reccomendation and what an honor for you to be thought of alongside those words.

I'm glad you are having fun with poetry month and hope you are still writing, lady!

Unknown said...

Roxxxx, such stunning beautiful words. I'm copy and pasting them to keep for ever and ever.

I hope you're having a brilliant week, ooh I hope your mini dinner party tonight goes fantastically.


Anonymous said...

Love it Rox! It's so perfectly you :) And me I guess since it's all using eating as a metaphor haha!

Happy weekend!

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