Tag Archives: Derek Walcott

#BlackHistoryMonth: Caribbean Poet; Sir Derek Walcott

15 Feb

Sources:Nobel Prize Org,Poetry Foundation

Born on the island of Saint Lucia in 1930s, a former British colony in the West Indies, poet and playwright Derek Walcott was trained as a painter but turned to writing as a young man. His father, a Bohemian watercolourist, died when Derek and

Sir Derek Walcott (source:thefamouspeople)

his twin brother, Roderick, were only a Continue reading

Caribbean Poems: Love After Love by Derek Walcott

4 Nov


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
St.Lucian Poet


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