Thursday, July 31, 2008

Feast on your life

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 ~

2 comments:

The Roberts said...

I have been thinking of you lately as you must have been experiencing a hard time with the loss of Ginger. I know you were close with the Clintons. The service was beautiful and I hope it brought peace.
I got a chance to read a few of your posts and it looks like you had fun on the cruise and a good summer.
We can be seen at www.rak-roberts.blogspot.com
ashley roberts
p.s. I didn't know you blogged, just found your site.

Amy said...

Hey how are you. jorie and I were talking about you and then we find your blog!

Miss you all