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

A Tear And A Smile

I would not exchange the sorrows of my heart
For the joys of the multitude.
And I would not have the tears that sadness makes
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  • * Sunprincess * (3/29/2014 6:32:00 PM)

    ..........a beautiful masterpiece....I will definitely read this one again...

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  • Fiona Schwartzinoff (1/21/2014 9:04:00 PM)

    This is so beautiful! I simply love Khalil! his words must be preserved till the end of the world as a peaceful voice in the midst of havoc!

  • Salma Laskar (5/10/2013 5:50:00 AM)

    I understand A Tear And A Smile as-
    Joy and Sorrow to be treasured as they are special and exclusive to us.
    My sorrow no match to some one else's as it is mine.
    My joy no match to someone else's as it is mine
    I love my sorrow as I cherish my joy as both are mine.
    As life is mine and death is mine

  • Salma Laskar (5/10/2013 5:40:00 AM)

    I understand A Tear And A Smile as -
    Joy and Sorrow to be treasured as they are special and exclusive to us.
    My sorrow no match to some one else's as it is mine.
    My joy no match to someone else's as it is mine
    I love my sorrow as I cherish my joy as both are mine.
    As life is mine and death is mine

  • Yasmeen Khan (2/1/2013 5:21:00 AM)

    joys and sorrows interwoven in human life....an inspiring piece of writing

  • Nikki Kalonski (1/9/2013 7:40:00 PM)

    Brilliance as he reveals the needs and discoveries of life and as he unravels the importance of balance inevitable within, hence the use of a tear and a smile. A tear to purify my love and a smile to portray a blessing in that we are capable to take part of the existence of the poem as well as the genius within it. May God have mercy on your soul Khalil Gibran. Though your spirit is refreshing and invigorating as it speaks through your poems.

  • Kezang Dawa (10/17/2012 4:08:00 AM)

    Khalil Gibran...you are one of a inspiring poet in this world who describe about love and life sad and sorrow bring together in your poem...

  • Kezang Dawa (10/17/2012 4:06:00 AM)

    You are the inspiring poet in the world who describe the love and life sad and sorrow......beautiful poem....

  • Thanha Kamal (10/17/2012 3:59:00 AM)

    THIS IS WONDERFULL..........................

  • John Lawrence (9/12/2012 1:20:00 PM)

    Just beautiful, it sums up my feelings of life and the longing to understand more as I go through the journey of the fullness of life.

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