Khalil Gibran Poems
- A Lover's Call Xxvii Where are you, my beloved? Are you in ...
- Children And a woman who held a babe against her bosom said, ...
- On Pain Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses ...
- Friendship Ixx And a youth said, "Speak to us of Friendship."...
- A Tear And A Smile I would not exchange the sorrows of my ...
- Beauty Xxv And a poet said, 'Speak to us of Beauty.' ...
- A Poet's Death Is His Life Iv The dark wings of night ...
Kahlil Gibran (Arabic pronunciation: [xaˈliːl ʒiˈbrɑːn]; born Gubran Kahlil Gubran, in academic contexts often spelled Jubrān Kahlil Jubrān,:217:255 Jibrān Khalīl Jibrān,:217:559 or Jibrān Xalīl Jibrān;:189 Arabic جبران خليل جبران , J) also known as Khalil Gibran, was a Lebanese American artist, poet, and writer. Born in the town of Bsharri in modern-day Lebanon (then part of the Ottoman Mount Lebanon mutasarrifate), as a young man he emigrated with his family to the United States where he studied art and began his literary career. He is chiefly known in the English speaking world for his 1923 book The Prophet, an early example of inspirational fiction including a series of philosophical ... more »
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''“You talk when you cease to be at peace with your thoughts.”― Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet
''“If you love somebody, let them go, for if they return, they were always yours. If they dont, they never were.”― Kahlil Gibran
''“Trees are poems the earth writes upon the sky, We fell them down and turn them into paper,
That we may record our emptiness.”
''“Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.” ''
''“Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.” ''
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?
Or are you in your chamber where the shrine of
Virtue has been placed in your honor, and upon
Which you offer my heart and soul as sacrifice?
Or amongst the books, seeking human knowledge,
While you are replete with heavenly wisdom?
Oh companion of my soul, where are you? Are you
Praying in the temple? Or calling Nature in the
Field, haven of your dreams?
Are you in the ...