Love After LovePosted: December 12, 2013 Filed under: Meditation, Yoga | Tags: Arts, blogging, compassion, Derek Walcott, fitness, free range, freshly pressed, friends, happiness, health, hope, kindness, life, Literature, love, Love After Love (poem), meditation, motivation, musings, natural, nature, Omaha, passion, perspective, pilates, Poetry, Prose, relationships, Romance, simplicity, writing, yoga 15 Comments
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.
I love this, it’s beautiful!
With a few clicks of a button … 😉
This poem really speaks to me, for many reasons – Like you, it truly is beautiful! Take care today and please be well!
Good heavens. I didn’t expect those tears.
Same here my friend, same here …
Absolutely wonderful! thank you for the words/inspiration.
This poem, the words resonate deeply with me and I’m glad you feel the same. Take care and please be well.
Whenever I read this I can’t help but shed a tear or two.This always reminds me my worth. Thank you for sharing. 🙂
I’m so happy this poem has found a place in your heart … Take care today and be sure to have a beautiful weekend. 🙂
Yeah indeed.You too, have a good weekend and take care. 🙂
Off to sleep with those lines. We’ll see who shows up in the morning mirror.
May your smile and heart greet you with warmth and kindness this morning, be well my friend and have a beautiful weekend! 🙂
One of my personal favorite poems – Take care and thank you for stopping over!
Touching, thoughtful, dense with meaning and purpose … 🙂