I just came across this beautiful poem on someone else’s blog. The poem:
LOVE AFTER LOVE 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.
After reading it, I looked up Derek Walcott and find him to be a very celebrated poet from St Lucia and this poem is a classic. I’m so glad to have stumbled upon it.
The Blog where I saw a part of the poem seems to be about creativity, healing and finding one’s soul path through self expression. I feel very drawn to it and the way the author writes, so I want to promote it/her here: