November 25, 2010

Give Thanks

"Love After Love" by Derek Walcott

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/ 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.


Happy Thanksgiving to our readers in the United States of America!

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