Poetry I LOVE

Love After Love

The time will comewhen, 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 love letters from the bookshelf,
the photographs, the desperate notes, peel your own image from the mirror. Sit. Feast on your life.

~ By Derek Walcott

All the Hemispheres - Hafiz


Leave the familiar for a while.Let your senses and bodies stretch out

Like a welcomed season Onto the meadows and shores and hills.

Open up to the Roof. Make a new water-mark on your excitement And love.

Like a blooming night flower, Bestow your vital fragrance of happiness And giving Upon our intimate assembly.

Change rooms in your mind for a day.

All the hemispheres in existence Lie beside an equator In your heart.

Greet Yourself In your thousand other forms As you mount the hidden tide and travel Back home.

All the hemispheres in heaven Are sitting around a fire Chatting

While stitching themselves together Into the Great Circle inside of You.


From: 'The Subject Tonight is Love' Translated by Daniel Ladinsky