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posting this poem here too....


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I just remembered this poem, I posted it in the Healing After Breaking Up forum but thought people here could perhaps do with it too. It's like a Superdave post in poetic form... (its not by me - i wouldnt do that to you all!)



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.

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