As you walk in… Listen to the music… “ I’m a little bit of everything All rolled into one I’m a bitch I’m a lover I’m a child I’m a mother I’m a sinner I’m a saint I do not feel ashamed” Meredith Brooks Song
How many different types of “you” are there? Make a list… 3 mins
The 5 Ws Who? What? When and Where? Why? How? Derek Walcott Born January 1930, St. Lucia in the West Indies He won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1992 Walcott is not only a poet but a play- wright with 28 productions to his name Walcott uses myth to examine culture, feeding into the tradition of magic realism
Love After Love 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 images from the mirror. Sit. Feast on your life.
Why is this poem in the ‘Different Cultures’ section? Self discovery Colonialism Fitting in / Identity