Derek Walcott

(23 January 1930 / Castries / St Lucia)

Poems of Derek Walcott

21. The Sea Is History 1/13/2003
22. The Star-Apple Kingdom 4/12/2010

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

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