Feast on your life

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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2 Responses to Feast on your life

  1. claudia kaul July 5, 2011 at 6:20 pm #

    Beautifully and simply stated. Thoughts worth contemplating. Very timely as usual dear Rachel!

  2. Jennifer Richardson July 6, 2011 at 1:22 pm #

    yes, that beautiful spirit
    is such good company
    and such an easy presence
    to enjoy:)
    thanks for this rich reminder,

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