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Derek Walcott

West Indian poet, playwright, writer and visual artist who writes mainly in English.
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Derek Walcott
Peel your own image from the mirror.
Sit. Feast on your life.
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I come from a place that likes grandeur; it likes large gestures; it is not inhibited by flourish; it is a rhetorical society; it is a society of physical performance; it is a society of style.
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

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I try to forget what happiness was,
and when that don't work, I study the stars.
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No masterpieces in huge frames to worship,
Ö and yet there are the days
when every street corner rounds itself into
a sunlit surprise, a painting or a phrase,
canoes drawn up by the market, the harbourís blue,
the barracks. So much to do still, all of it praise.
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The English language is nobody's special property. It is the property of the imagination: it is the property of the language itself.
Derek Walcott
Any serious attempt to try to do something worthwhile is ritualistic.
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