Friday, 9 May 2014

Dikt; Love After Love av 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.

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