Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Teen Angst Tuesday

Today's poem is called "Love After Love" by Derek Walcott. I first read this poem when I started reading "The Time Traveler's Wife" It's at the very beginning of the book. I don't know much about this poem or the author, and by "much" I mean, nothing. I do know that when I read it I absolutely knew that I would LOVE the book. Any author who starts her books out with an A-MAZING poem is okay in my book. Enjoy, lovelies.

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.

1 comment:

Kitchen Belleicious said...

Wow- love the poem. Just found you through mama loves papa and so glad I did. I only have 1 baby boy but the way our families are going i have a feeling i am going to be surrounded by them in the future. Not many girls in our families! Hope to keep in touch. come visit me if you can! http://kitchenbelleicious.blogspot.com