Khalil Gibran

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

A Tear And A Smile - Poem by Khalil Gibran

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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Comments about A Tear And A Smile by Khalil Gibran

  • Adeeb Alfateh (7/16/2019 1:14:00 AM)

    A tear to purify my heart and give me understanding
    Of life's secrets and hidden things.
    A smile to draw me nigh to the sons of my kind and
    To be a symbol of my glorification of the gods.

    A tear to unite me with those of broken heart;
    A smile to be a sign of my joy in existence.


    superb
    and extra ordinary writing
    great 10+++++++++++
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  • Mirela Athanas (4/18/2019 1:29:00 AM)

    I think this is one of the most beautiful poems ever written, always admired Khalil Gibran. (Report)Reply

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  • (8/28/2018 9:34:00 AM)

    I would not exchange my sorrows of my heart
    With the joy of the multitude- -super. Me too
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  • Jez Brul (6/26/2018 8:23:00 PM)

    A tear to unite me with those of broken heart;
    A smile to be a sign of my joy in existence.

    A real joy to read and re read and re read..
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  • Susan Williams (4/4/2018 5:53:00 PM)

    Line after line of eloquent and beautiful poetry- -] A tear to unite me with those of broken heart; / A smile to be a sign of my joy in existence./ I would rather that I died in yearning and longing than that I live Weary and despairing. (Report)Reply

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  • (3/2/2018 3:15:00 PM)

    “The life of clouds is a parting and a meeting.
    A tear and a smile.”- very meaningful lines meant for life; parting and meeting, a tear and a smile.
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  • (11/14/2017 3:51:00 PM)

    Beautiful (Report)Reply

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  • Subhas Chandra Chakra (9/23/2017 8:26:00 PM)

    The life of clouds is a parting and a meeting.
    A tear and a smile.
    Thanks poet for this nice poem.
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  • (9/16/2016 8:03:00 AM)

    Khalil Gibran poems have a peculiar feeling to the readers and so good (Report)Reply

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  • (9/16/2016 8:02:00 AM)

    Khalil Gibran poems have a peculiar feeling to the readers and it opens the human mind in a philosophical mood and gives them a satisfaction. (Report)Reply

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  • (5/22/2016 6:41:00 PM)

    I love how this poem expresses the importance of the balance of happiness and sadness. It is beautiful both in its form and message. (Report)Reply

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  • (5/3/2014 3:57:00 PM)

    I'm not a poet nor an expert in poetry if there is something like that; I just appreciate and value good writing. A Smile And A Tear is a beautiful piece of art and I every time I read it I see or understand something that I missed before. I'm going to cherish this one, thank you Khalil! (Report)Reply

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  • Dawn Fuzan (4/27/2014 9:14:00 AM)

    This us really good (Report)Reply

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  • (3/29/2014 6:32:00 PM)

    ..........a beautiful masterpiece....I will definitely read this one again... (Report)Reply

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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! (Report)Reply

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

    joys and sorrows interwoven in human life....an inspiring piece of writing (Report)Reply

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  • (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. (Report)Reply

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  • 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... (Report)Reply

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