Love After Love


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The Story

Dr. Mike McGaghie and the Macalester College Concert Choir performing the world premiere of "Love After Love."


SATB with divisi, unaccompanied




Dr. Mike McGaghie and the Macalester College Concert Choir.


Nov. 22, 2019.



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


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