A Feast

Love After Love
by Derek Walcott

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
peel your own image from
the mirror.
Sit. Feast on your life.


by Danese Grandfield


I kneel, before
the early morning dew
in thanksgiving
for this

moment- suspended,
believed, captured
and inhaled.

The feast is
everywhere I look
such bounty

and it catapults me
to dream.

I press the shutter,
and rise

my knees,
my heart,


2 comments on “A Feast

  1. Awesome writing..love it

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