A Poet’s Death Is His Life Iv By Khalil Gibran

A Poet’s Death Is His Life Iv The dark wings of night enfolded the city upon which Nature had spread a pure white garment of…

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Song Of The Wave Xvii By Khalil Gibran

Song Of The Wave Xvii The strong shore is my beloved And I am his sweetheart. We are at last united by love, and Then…

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Laws Xiii By Khalil Gibran

Laws Xiii Then a lawyer said, “But what of our Laws, master?” And he answered: You delight in laying down laws, Yet you delight more…

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Good And Evil By Khalil Gibran

Good and Evil by Kahlil Gibran And one of the elders of the city said, Speak to us of Good and Evil. And he answered:…

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The Wise Dog By Khalil Gibran

The Wise Dog One day there passed by a company of cats a wise dog. And as he came near and saw that they were…

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Reason And Passion By Khalil Gibran

Reason and Passion by Kahlil Gibran And the priestess spoke again and said: Speak to us of Reason and Passion. And he answered, saying: Your…

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Clothes Chapter X By Khalil Gibran

Clothes Chapter X And the weaver said, “Speak to us of Clothes.” And he answered: Your clothes conceal much of your beauty, yet they hide…

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The Hymn Of Man By Khalil Gibran

The Hymn Of Man I was, And I am. So shall I be to the end of time, For I am without end. I have…

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My Friend By Khalil Gibran

My Friend My friend, I am not what I seem. Seeming is but a garment I wear–a care-woven garment that protects me from thy questionings…

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A Lover’s Call Xxvii By Khalil Gibran

A Lover’s Call Xxvii Where are you, my beloved? Are you in that little Paradise, watering the flowers who look upon you As infants look…

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Song Of The Soul Xxii By Khalil Gibran

Song Of The Soul Xxii In the depth of my soul there is A wordless song – a song that lives In the seed of…

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Laughter And Tears Ix By Khalil Gibran

Laughter And Tears Ix As the Sun withdrew his rays from the garden, and the moon threw cushioned beams upon the flowers, I sat under…

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God By Khalil Gibran

God In the ancient days, when the first quiver of speech came to my lips, I ascended the holy mountain and spoke unto God, saying,…

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The Vast Man By Khalil Gibran

The Vast Man by Kahlil Gibran But sweeter still than laughter and greater than longing came to me. It was the boundless in you; The…

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Prayer Xxiii By Khalil Gibran

Prayer Xxiii Then a priestess said, “Speak to us of Prayer.” And he answered, saying: You pray in your distress and in your need; would…

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Chapter 9 – The Seven Selves By Khalil Gibran

Chapter 9 – The Seven Selves In the stillest hour of the night, as I lay half asleep, my seven selves sat together and thus…

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The Farewell Xxviii By Khalil Gibran

The Farewell Xxviii And now it was evening. And Almitra the seeress said, “Blessed be this day and this place and your spirit that has…

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On Death By Khalil Gibran

On Death Then Almitra spoke, saying, ‘We would ask now of Death.’ And he said: You would know the secret of death. But how shall…

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Your Children By Khalil Gibran

Your Children Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself. They come through you but not…

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Song Of Love Xxiv By Khalil Gibran

Song Of Love Xxiv I am the lover’s eyes, and the spirit’s Wine, and the heart’s nourishment. I am a rose. My heart opens at…

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Joy And Sorrow Chapter Viii By Khalil Gibran

Joy And Sorrow Chapter Viii Then a woman said, “Speak to us of Joy and Sorrow.” And he answered: Your joy is your sorrow unmasked….

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Friendship Ixx By Khalil Gibran

Friendship Ixx And a youth said, “Speak to us of Friendship.” Your friend is your needs answered. He is your field which you sow with…

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The Two Hermits By Khalil Gibran

The Two Hermits Upon a lonely mountain, there lived two hermits who worshipped God and loved one another. Now these two hermits had one earthen…

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Prayer By Khalil Gibran

Prayer by Kahlil Gibran Then a priestess said, Speak to us of Prayer. And he answered, saying: You pray in your distress and in your…

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Children By Khalil Gibran

Children And a woman who held a babe against her bosom said, ‘Speak to us of Children.’ And he said: Your children are not your…

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The Life Of Love Xvi By Khalil Gibran

The Life Of Love Xvi Spring Come, my beloved; let us walk amidst the knolls, For the snow is water, and Life is alive from…

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On Friendship By Khalil Gibran

On Friendship Your friend is your needs answered. He is your field which you sow with love and reap with thanksgiving. And he is your…

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Yesterday And Today Xii By Khalil Gibran

Yesterday And Today Xii The gold-hoarder walked in his palace park and with him walked his troubles. And over his head hovered worries as a…

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Song Of Man Xxv By Khalil Gibran

Song Of Man Xxv I was here from the moment of the Beginning, and here I am still. And I shall remain here until the…

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Houses Chapter Ix By Khalil Gibran

Houses Chapter Ix A mason came forth and said, “Speak to us of Houses.” And he answered and said: Build of your imaginings a bower…

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Giving Chapter V By Khalil Gibran

Giving Chapter V Then said a rich man, “Speak to us of Giving.” And he answered: You give but little when you give of your…

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The Sleep-Walkers By Khalil Gibran

The Sleep-Walkers In the town where I was born lived a woman and her daughter, who walked in their sleep. One night, while silence enfolded…

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Pleasure Xxiv By Khalil Gibran

Pleasure Xxiv Then a hermit, who visited the city once a year, came forth and said, “Speak to us of Pleasure.” And he answered, saying:…

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Buying And Selling Chapter Xi By Khalil Gibran

Buying And Selling Chapter Xi And a merchant said, “Speak to us of Buying and Selling.” And he answered and said: To you the earth…

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The Criminal V By Khalil Gibran

The Criminal V A young man of strong body, weakened by hunger, sat on the walker’s portion of the street stretching his hand toward all…

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Marriage By Khalil Gibran

Marriage Then Almitra spoke again and said, ‘And what of Marriage, master?’ And he answered saying: You were born together, and together you shall be…

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Work Chapter Vii By Khalil Gibran

Work Chapter Vii Then a ploughman said, “Speak to us of Work.” And he answered, saying: You work that you may keep pace with the…

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Song Of The Rain Vii By Khalil Gibran

Song Of The Rain Vii I am dotted silver threads dropped from heaven By the gods. Nature then takes me, to adorn Her fields and…

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Good And Evil Xxii By Khalil Gibran

Good And Evil Xxii And one of the elders of the city said, “Speak to us of Good and Evil.” And he answered: Of the…

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Giving By Khalil Gibran

Giving by Kahlil Gibran You often say, “I would give, but only to the deserving.” The trees in your orchard say not so, nor the…

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The Scarecrow By Khalil Gibran

The Scarecrow Once I said to a scarecrow, ‘You must be tired of standing in this lonely field.’ And he said, ‘The joy of scaring…

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Peace Xviii By Khalil Gibran

Peace Xviii The tempest calmed after bending the branches of the trees and leaning heavily upon the grain in the field. The stars appeared as…

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Bewildered By Khalil Gibran

Bewildered by Kahlil Gibran This would I have you remember in remembering me: That which seems most feeble and bewildered in you is the strongest…

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The Creation I By Khalil Gibran

The Creation I The God separated a spirit from Himself and fashioned it into Beauty. He showered upon her all the blessings of gracefulness and…

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Love One Another By Khalil Gibran

Love One Another You were born together, and together you shall be forevermore. You shall be together when the white wings of death scatter your…

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Vision X By Khalil Gibran

Vision X There in the middle of the field, by the side of a crystalline stream, I saw a bird-cage whose rods and hinges were…

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Song Of The Flower Xxiii By Khalil Gibran

Song Of The Flower Xxiii I am a kind word uttered and repeated By the voice of Nature; I am a star fallen from the…

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Give Me The Flute By Khalil Gibran

Give Me The Flute Give me the flute, and sing immortality lies in a song and even after we’ve perished the flute continues to lament…

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The Poet Viii By Khalil Gibran

The Poet Viii He is a link between this and the coming world. He is A pure spring from which all thirsty souls may drink….

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Pain By Khalil Gibran

Pain And a woman spoke, saying, ‘Tell us of Pain.’ And he said: Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding….

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Beauty Xxv By Khalil Gibran

Beauty Xxv And a poet said, ‘Speak to us of Beauty.’ Where shall you seek beauty, and how shall you find her unless she herself…

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The Coming Of The Ship By Khalil Gibran

The Coming Of The Ship Almustafa, the chosen and the beloved, who was a dawn onto his own day, had waited twelve years in the…

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Love Is A Magic Ray By Khalil Gibran

Love Is A Magic Ray Love is a magic ray emitted from the burning core of the soul and illuminating the surrounding earth. It enables…

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Two Wishes Xi By Khalil Gibran

Two Wishes Xi In the silence of the night Death descended from God toward the earth. He hovered above a city and pierced the dwellings…

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Song Of Fortune Vi By Khalil Gibran

Song Of Fortune Vi Man and I are sweethearts He craves me and I long for him, But alas! Between us has appeared A rival…

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Death Xxvii By Khalil Gibran

Death Xxvii Then Almitra spoke, saying, “We would ask now of Death.” And he said: You would know the secret of death. But how shall…

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The Playground Of Life Xix By Khalil Gibran

The Playground Of Life Xix One hour devoted to the pursuit of Beauty And Love is worth a full century of glory Given by the…

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On Religion By Khalil Gibran

On Religion And an old priest said, ‘Speak to us of Religion.’ And he said: Have I spoken this day of aught else? Is not…

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A Visit From Wisdom By Khalil Gibran

A Visit From Wisdom In the stillness of night Wisdom came and stood By my bed. She gazed upon me like a tender mother And…

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The City Of The Dead Xx By Khalil Gibran

The City Of The Dead Xx Yesterday I drew myself from the noisome throngs and proceeded into the field until I reached a knoll upon…

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