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Love After Love Summary & Analysis
by Derek Walcott

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"Love After Love" is a poem by Nobel Prize-winning author Derek Walcott, originally published in his collection Sea Grapes (1976). The short poem, one of Walcott's most popular, urges people who have been disappointed in love to get back in touch with their authentic selves. It suggests that this process of self-rediscovery will be at least as thrilling as ordinary romance—and possibly more fulfilling.

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