Saturday, March 21, 2009


This is my very first blog posting.

I came across this beautiful poem that many of us probably relate to.

It was written by nobel-prize winner Derek Walcott.

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.

It could be for people who have been heartbroken.

Love yourself and then love another person. Get to know yourself. No matter how much you may get hurt, you can always turn to yourself for strength. Yourself never leaves you or forsakes you. There is no greater love than self love!

1 comment:

  1. That is by far one of the best poems I have ever read...