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

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7 thoughts on “Love after Love

  1. Hi Saniya,

    You are an old blogger indeed. What you need to gain in age and experience, you more than compensate with your enthusiastic and ability in writing.

    Keep up the good work. Keep writing..

  2. Pingback: A-Z Blogging Challenge 2011 (A-E) Bloggers | I Love to Read | Write | Share Knowledge

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