Love After Love

This poem was sent to me by my stepson, Jay. It is from Daily Insight, which he receives in his email. Since I feel that Valentine’s Day may be a difficult time for anyone going through a divorce or are in a post-divorce funk (It was for me.), I thought this poem would be helpful: 

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
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 your heart.
Take down the love letters from the bookshelf,
the photographs, the desperate notes,
Peel off your own image from the mirror.
Sit. Feast on your life.

by Derek Walcott, Winner of the 1992 Nobel Prize in Literature

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