Khalil Gibran

(January 6, 1883 – April 10, 1931 / Bsharri)

Khalil Gibran Poems

1. A Lover's Call XXVII 1/1/2004
2. A Tear And A Smile 3/23/2010
3. On Pain 1/1/2004
4. Friendship IXX 1/1/2004
5. Beauty XXV 1/1/2004
6. Children 7/8/2009
7. A Poet's Death is His Life IV 1/1/2004
8. A Poet's Voice XV 1/1/2004
9. Laughter and Tears IX 1/1/2004
10. Freedom XIV 1/1/2004
11. Death XXVII 1/1/2004
12. Joy and Sorrow chapter VIII 1/1/2004
13. Love 7/8/2009
14. Good and Evil XXII 1/1/2004
15. A Visit From Wisdom 3/23/2010
16. Crime and Punishment chapter XII 1/1/2004
17. Before the Throne of Beauty XXVI 1/1/2004
18. Marriage 7/8/2009
19. The Beauty of Death XIV 1/1/2004
20. God 3/23/2010

Freedom XIV

And an orator said, "Speak to us of Freedom."

And he answered:

At the city gate and by your fireside I have seen you prostrate yourself and worship your own freedom,

Even as slaves humble themselves before a tyrant and praise him though he slays them.

Ay, in the grove of the temple and in the shadow of the citadel I have seen the freest among you wear their freedom as a yoke and a handcuff.

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