Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Love Note to my Lovelies


Hello lovelies,

I found this poem in The Time-Travelers Wife and it struck a chord with me. I am only halfway through the book, but I cant stop thinking about it. It is refering to the author's personal experience on losing love and finding himself (from what I gather through my reading on the internet). I am sure you can identify on different levels with it. Personally, I think poem is so important for woment as it might help them find their identity, love themselves,etc. Id like to dedicate this poem to all you lovely readers( who make more than my day!) and I hope u enjoy it as much as I do.

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.

-Derek Walcott

4 comments:

Dionne said...

Gorgeous. How lovely. I sooo wanna read this book!

Kaye Prince said...

I haven't read the book yet, but I did see the movie and I loved it! Thanks for sharing this lovely poem with us.

Also, thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment on my quilt post!

marinik said...

lovely.. thanks dash :)

Anu said...

Love this!