Love After Love

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Today, I simply want to share one of my favourite poems of all times. It’s a popular poem so I’m sure you are familiar with it. I first read it in high school when I knew nothing of what codependency was and nothing about toxic and unhealthy relationships. I was clueless about how complicated life and love could really be. However, I kept this poem over the years and it is only in recent years that I have gained a better insight to its meaning. I truly value and treasure the words of this poem. May you be blessed by it as well.

Hugs and smiles 🙂

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

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