Blue in the Sky

A lesbian wife and mother tries her hand at something new. Surely there is a hat that fits out there somewhere!

Note to Self Friday October 3, 2008

Filed under: Daily Life — The Professor @ 10:31 am

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 yourself.
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

 

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3 Responses to “Note to Self”

  1. Rebecca Says:

    love Derek Walcott–that last stanza is something else!

  2. JB Says:

    Great poem. I also really like your site. Congrates on your wedding you are very lucky. If you have the time check out my blog. I think you will enjoy it.

    Cheers
    JB


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