Saturday, December 7, 2013

Love After Love


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.



Derek Walcott
23 January 1930 / Castries / St Lucia
Image "Reflections in Mirror" Ferdinand Toussaint
Belgian Artist 1873-1955

51 comments:

Łucja-Maria said...

Hello Dianne!
A beautiful poem by Derek Walcott.
I read his poems. They are beautiful.
I do not know the painter Ferdinand Toussaint.
I have him look for information on Interenecie.
Dianne, I wish you a nice weekend.
Kisses.
Lucia

Joop Zand said...

Lovely poem Dianne.....it´s a nice post again.

Wish you a very good weekend.

Hugs, Joop

Giga said...

Bardzo sympatyczny wiersz i miłe zdjęcie jako dodatek do niego. Pozdrawiam.
Very nice poem and nice photo as a supplement to it. Yours.

dianne said...

Thank you for your kind words dear Lucia . I wasn't aware of this poet until recently, only when I read this poem and thought it was lovely. I am not familiar with the painter either, I thought this painting with the mirror reflection was a good choice to complement the poem.
Have a lovely weekend dear friend.
Kisses.
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear Joop for your kind words, yes, a lovely poem about healing and finding one's self again.

Warm wishes and hugs for a very good weekend.

xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Giga drogi przyjacielu, dziękuję za miłe słowa, tak, obraz ma uzupełniać słowa poematu.
ciepłe pozdrowienia
xoxoxo ♡

Giga dear friend, thank you for your kind words, yes, the image does complement the words of the poem.
Warm greetings
xoxoxo ♡

Magia da Inês said...

♡°º•.¸
Olá! esses serão dias de alegria.
☾♫º°•.¸
Bom fim de semana!
♪♪♬♫º°•.¸Beijinhos
Brasil
°º✿♫

Leovi said...

Wonderful poem full of hope, a heart without love can never be! Beautiful painting of Ferdinand Toussaint.
Besos!

Evy LO said...

Merry christmas!!

Excellent worlds

Good day

I invited you pass to my Little blog!!

Kisses

dianne said...


Olá querida Inês , dias felizes para você.
Bom fim de semana!
Beijos

xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear Leovi for your kind words, yes, a lovely poem and painting...a heart cannot live without any love at all.
Besos
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear Evy for your kind words.

A good day to you and a Merry Christmas!

xoxoxo ♡

Craftsman of light said...

Hello My dear Dianne, Its been more than an eternity since i've been to any blog.

It feels so good to be in the midst ofsuch a beautiful poem. With words of tremendous radiance.
i'm carried away by the images they contain. this is really a wonderful sharing...thanks to you for DW

Leovi said...

Yes, life sometimes brings more chapters than expected!
Besos!

MARTY said...

romantic painting and the poem is beautiful !
wish you a happy week dianne

PAPS said...

Not read his poems before. But liked it a lot.
www.thoughtsofpaps.com

dianne said...

Hello my sweet friend COL it is so lovely to see you here once more, I hope that you are well and enjoying your life?
I am not blogging as much myself,I don't feel as committed to my blog as I once did, my poems don't come as freely as they did before. One can only write so much about loneliness and heartbreak before people tire of it and lose interest.
This is a beautiful poem by Derek Walcott, I have only found him recently.
A poem about healing, finding one's self after heartbreak and learning to move on with life.
Take care dear friend, I think of you often.
Love and hugs
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear Leovi , yes, life holds many chapters, there are many more that I have to discover.
Besos
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear Marty ,for your kind words. Yes, the painting is romantic, I thought so too and the poem is beautiful.
Have a wonderful week!
bisous
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear PAPS for your kind words. I have just recently found this poem and thought it was lovely.
hugs
xoxoxo ♡

Lady Lilith BloodCrave said...

What a nice poem. I like the painting you chose to accompany it.

Lady Lilith BloodCrave said...

What a nice poem. I like the painting you chose to accompany it.

:.tossan© said...

I love the poem.
Fascinating! kiss

Elia said...

maravilloso, maravilloso,
mi dulce amiga !!!
es maravilloso para este día, estoy escuchando ópera de fondo,
te puedes imaginar que belleza con estas frases,

un beso

graciass por el regalo para el alma ^^

cuídate

upsss escribí en español ;)

Magia da Inês said...

º✿♫
º° ✿✿ Ótima semana!
º° ✿✿ ♫° ·. Muito carinho, muita saúde.

J Cosmo Newbery said...

Very thought provoking works. The image also provokes thoughts but different ones. :-)

JUAN FUENTES said...

Quizas e3sa foto del mar,consigió que mi amiga poeta abanddonara sus tristezas por algunos intantes

Mirthe Duindam said...

Lovely poem. Warm greetings, Mirthe

José Ramón said...

A deep reflection of that beautiful image accompanied Greetings from creativity and imagination photos of Jose Ramon

JUAN FUENTES said...

Mi amiga poeta sigue en su mundo de melancolias.
Un fuerte abrazo

Joanna said...

Very nice to read your poem. There's something more. It's nice.

foam said...

Lovely poem. It speaks truth.

Magia da Inês said...

♡♡⊱°•.¸
Ótimo domingo, amiga! ♬♫° ·.
Beijinhos do Brasil.
º°♪✿✿° ·.

Antonio Machado said...

Hello Dianne,
very beautiful post!
Um grande abraço do Brasil, Feliz natal

ΚΙΤΡΙΝΟΣ ΡΥΠΟΣ said...

Your blog adorns the Internet.

Yannis Politopoulos

Fernando Santos (Chana) said...

Belo poema...Espectacular....
Votos de Boas Festas....
Cumprimentos

dianne said...

Thank you dear Lady Lilith for your kind words, yes, I thought the painting was perfect for the poem.

xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear tossan for your kind words, yes, a fascinating poem by this poet.
kisses
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear friend Elia for your kind words, yes, the poem and especially the image would seem more dramatic if you were listening to opera.
Hugs my friend and have a good week!
xoxoxo ♡
besos

dianne said...

Obrigado querida Inês pelas suas amáveis ​​palavras, é um poema muito bonito.
Tenha uma ótima semana meu amigo
beijos

xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear J Cosmo for your kind words, yes, it is a thought provoking poem, one of hope and self discovery.
I found it difficult to find an image that would complement the words, I was quite content with this painting as the lady looks happier in her mirror reflection.
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Gracias, querido Juan por sus amables palabras, me encanta imágenes del mar y por un tiempo se me hizo olvidar mis penas.
abrazos mi amigo

xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear Mirthe for your kind words,yes it is a lovely poem.
Warm greetings
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear José for your kind words, yes a lovely poem and painting.
hugs
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Sí querido Juan , el poeta continúa escribiendo en su mundo de melancolía pero ella está tratando de ser feliz.
Un fuerte abrazo

xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear Joanna for your kind words, I am pleased that you enjoyed the poem, yes, it has a message.
hugs
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear friend Foamy for your kind words, yes, the poem contains good advice.
hugs
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Obrigado querida Inês para as suas doces palavras, uma quarta-feira feliz para você.
beijos de Australia!

xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear Antonio for your sweet words.
A big hug from me and happy Christmas greetings.

xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear Yannis for your very kind words.
αγκαλιές
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Obrigado querido Fernando pelas suas amáveis ​​palavras.
Um Feliz Natal para você também meu amigo.
abraços
xoxoxo ♡