Joan Xie

Veteran Poet - 1,578 Points (Shanghai, China)

Love After Love: Reading Derek Walcott - Poem by Joan Xie

The time will come.
When with sudden revelation,
You will write an apology letter to each of by-gone lovers
At your great moment of epiphany
But wish to have no reply;

And say, love you so much, but not
Enough to forget who I am.
The passions and compassion gave
But never had all been given;

(all my life, whom I thought I love by heart
is a reflection of me, or isn't?)

So take down the love letters from the bookshelf,
The photographs, the desperate notes,
Peel the portraits from the wall,

Run. Forget who you are.

Topic(s) of this poem: love

Form: Free Verse


Comments about Love After Love: Reading Derek Walcott by Joan Xie

  • Srijita Mondal (6/4/2019 1:30:00 PM)

    " all my life, whom I thought I love by heart
    is a reflection of me"
    So true
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  • Srijita Mondal (6/4/2019 1:30:00 PM)

    " And say, love you so much, but not
    Enough to forget who I am.
    The passions and compassion gave
    But never had all been given "
    Beautiful
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  • Chinedu Dike (4/29/2019 6:55:00 PM)

    Well conceived and nicely brought forth with conviction. An insightful creation. Thanks for sharing, Joan. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, April 29, 2019



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