Love after Love

Breathe by Linaji

The time will come

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 yourself.

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 letters from the bookshelf, the photographs, the desperate notes,
Peel your own image from the mirror.

Feast on your life.

— Derek Walcott

Posted by | Paul Reynolds
Paul has been a yoga teacher on the Island of Kauai for many years and is the facilitator of the weekly Living the Question Blog - a repository of wisdom and inspiration. Paul also produces and hosts Le Guru is You Radio Show, showcasing everyday gurus.

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