Derek Walcott

Rookie (23 January 1930 / Castries / St Lucia)

Love After Love - Poem by Derek Walcott

The time will come
when, with elation
you will greet yourself arriving
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Comments about Love After Love by Derek Walcott

  • Bernard F. Asuncion (12/2/2016 6:01:00 PM)

    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,

    This reminds me of the song LOVE IS LOVE popularized by Boy George and the Culture Club.......
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  • Edward Kofi Louis (12/2/2016 11:13:00 AM)

    Love After Love
    From the mirror! Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report) Reply

  • (12/2/2016 9:19:00 AM)

    Wonderful poem. Getting in touch with your own self is one of the most needed task. Thank you for sharing. Loved it. (Report) Reply

  • Indira Renganathan (12/2/2016 3:05:00 AM)

    Too much of caring about others or for some other reason we tend to loose our individuality and self interest....later in life we feel for having missed our own life...very good thought crafted into a poem very well (Report) Reply

  • R Soos (11/22/2016 8:52:00 AM)

    Aging gracefully, without regret
    Stated so perfect. We are, after all, strangers to ourselves when we are young. After the years of hustle and bustle, we can Give back your heart to itself, to the stranger who has loved you all your life. (Report) Reply

  • (11/20/2016 3:02:00 PM)

    (Love After Love - Poem by Derek Walcott.) Forget the past, and move on with one’s life. Great advice. (Report) Reply

  • (11/18/2016 2:02:00 PM)

    I really loved reading that. (Report) Reply

  • Lesiba Mphahlele (10/26/2016 11:28:00 AM)

    I hope that message is meant for me. (Report) Reply

  • (10/4/2016 4:26:00 AM)

    I have always had trouble accepting myself and loving myself. My self esteem has been low since I was a child and my father left my mother and I to start another family. This poem speaks to my broken soul. I love it. (Report) Reply

  • (3/30/2016 11:09:00 PM)

    I am returning to God after many years , this wonderful poem not only has truth woven through it , but also allows oneself to celebrate ones life AND allows one to return to God. One of the loveliest poems l have ever read. (Report) Reply

    R Soos R Soos (11/22/2016 8:55:00 AM)

    Amen. The kingdom of God is within, and we are often negligent of that when we are busy busy youth. Meet the 'stranger' that is within, and welcome Him with grace =: -)

  • (3/17/2016 12:27:00 AM)

    fist on your life and read poetry (Report) Reply

  • (12/20/2015 3:12:00 AM)

    .a wonderful poem (Report) Reply

  • (12/20/2015 2:53:00 AM)

    each single word is spiritual (Report) Reply

  • (12/15/2015 12:12:00 AM)

    lovely poem.......... (Report) Reply

  • (11/12/2015 5:27:00 AM)

    Beautiful poem. BUT they should definitely do away with the recording of the robot, non-human. It is a huge mistake - they should have actors doing the reading (Report) Reply

    Manonton Dalan (12/15/2015 12:11:00 AM)

    I agree it takes out part of the poem.

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  • Titto Mutunguti (10/13/2015 5:26:00 AM)

    Great piece of work...that person who love you..who knows u better (Report) Reply

  • Godfrey Morris (4/28/2015 10:56:00 PM)

    Beautiful poem. Great writer (Report) Reply

  • Musfiq Us Shaleheen (11/30/2014 2:26:00 AM)

    simply beautiful write, metaphors are so rich and intense (Report) Reply

  • (8/8/2014 8:05:00 AM)

    I came across a few lines of this poem, in a fictional book, by Amanda Prowse, called what have I done,
    The words immediately spoke to me, like a message, of some one who knew all the ins and outs of my life,
    A friend said to me, their is no such thing, as coincidences, I was meant to read this poem
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