Feast on Your Life!

Photo Credit: www.sunshineandmoxie.com
Photo Credit: http://www.sunshineandmoxie.com
 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.

One Reply to “Feast on Your Life!”

  1. I just read this while on a decadent beach vacation, at a time when my mind can get pulled to critical thoughts of my thighs in a bathing suit or that I shouldn’t have had that second glass of wine, when the truth is I am well and loved and blessed to be in this place with these people. Such a beautiful and lovely reminder is this poem. Yes yes yes. Thank you, Sam!


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