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by Derek Walcot

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.


May 12, 2020 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment


by Czesław Miłosz

Love means to learn to look at yourself
The way one looks at distant things
For you are only one thing among many.
And whoever sees that way heals his heart,
Without knowing it, from various ills.
A bird and a tree say to him: Friend.

Then he wants to use himself and things
So that they stand in the glow of ripeness.
It doesn’t matter whether he knows what he serves:
Who serves best doesn’t always understand.

February 20, 2020 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

Love is Wise, Hatred is Foolish

Bertrand Russell’s Advice to People Living 1,000 Years in the Future: “Love is Wise, Hatred is Foolish”

February 14, 2019 at 3:25 pm Leave a comment


Look at midnight in your mirror;
You will see a face grow clearer,
For the charm makes him grow bolder
Till he smiles above your shoulder.


October 31, 2017 at 10:25 am Leave a comment

San Francisco


February 14, 2016 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment



February 14, 2015 at 3:25 pm Leave a comment

Pretty Irish Girl

Darby O'Gill and the Little People

By Lawrence Edward Watkin & Oliver Wallace, 1959
From Darby O’Gill and the Little People

Have you ever seen the seagulls a-flying on to Heaven
Or the crimson sails on Galway Bay the fishermen unfurl
Oh, the Earth is filled with beauty and its gathered all together
In the form and face and dainty grace of a pretty Irish girl

Oh, she is my dear, my darling one
Her eyes so sparkling full of fun
No other, no other can match the likes of her
Oh, she is my dear, my darling one
My smiling and beguiling one
I love the ground she walks upon
My darling Irish girl

July 28, 2014 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

Khosrow and Shirin

Khosrow and ShirinThe Story of Khosrow and Shirin|, ||, III, IV, V, VI

March 19, 2014 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment