Kahlil Gibran Poems

Hit Title Date Added
1.
On Pain

Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses
your understanding.
...

2.
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 upon the breast of their mothers?
...

3.
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
To flow from my every part turn into laughter.
...

4.
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 children.

They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself.
...

5.
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 be your way and your guide?
...

6.
Friendship Ixx

And a youth said, 'Speak to us of Friendship.'

Your friend is your needs answered.
...

7.
Before The Throne Of Beauty Xxvi

One heavy day I ran away from the grim face of society and the dizzying clamor of the city and directed my weary step to the spacious alley. I pursued the beckoning course of the rivulet and the musical sounds of the birds until I reached a lonely spot where the flowing branches of the trees prevented the sun from the touching the earth.

I stood there, and it was entertaining to my soul - my thirsty soul who had seen naught but the mirage of life instead of its sweetness.
...

8.
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 snow; and men deserted the streets for their houses in search of warmth, while the north wind probed in contemplation of laying waste the gardens...
...

9.
Freedom Xiv

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

And he answered:
...

10.
Joy And Sorrow Chapter Viii

Then a woman said, 'Speak to us of Joy and Sorrow.'

And he answered:
...

Close
Error Success