Poem of the Week, by Derek Walcott

6 thoughts on “Poem of the Week, by Derek Walcott”

  1. This is a beautiful blog post. My therapist, when I was a teenager, printed this poem and told me to read it as a way to practice mindfulness and self-love. It was refreshing and comforting to read it on this post. Also, I grew up with a single mother and we have had our fraught moments, but she remains my favourite person to this day. You’re only human – we all lose our cool at times. But, ultimately, since you are so mindful of others, I’ll bet your children remember more the comfort you provided them, and not those brief moments of anger.

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