Love After Love

I’ve posted this poem before but I need to post it again to remind myself of how important it is in giving gratitude and appreciation to oneself after a series of emotional roller coasters. Thanks to my soul mate in a parallel universe, Tom Hiddleston, who has given me so much inspiration through his life in Twitter, and introduced this poem to me. This wordplay personified, is a hug and a pat on the back.

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(Photo from a scene in the movie “Tree of Life”- astounding film which I highly recommend)

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 

Exactly what I’ll be doing for a long time. 😉

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