Derek Walcott | On Self Love

"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, who 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."

- Derek Walcott -

4 comments:

  1. I just started reading The Time Traveler's Wife with this poem in the front & i am obsessed with it! So beautiful!

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  2. I TYPED THIS OUT AND PUT IT ON MY MIRROR THIS PAST FALL.... OH MY GOD I LOVE YOU.

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