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Children

Rating: 3.2
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.

They come through you but not from you,
And though they are with you, yet they belong not to you.
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Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Topic(s) of this poem: children
COMMENTS
Larry Lynch 05 January 2021
Spiritually Pure: They come through you but not from you, And though they are with you, yet they belong not to you. You may give them your love but not your thoughts. For they have their own thoughts. You may house their bodies but not their souls, For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow
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June Sebaste Ross 19 May 2020
I had several of Gibran’s books but my favorite was always The Prophet. He wrote with such eloquence and every time I read his books, it was new all over again. He was a brilliant, insightful and religious man.
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Livelihood 16 May 2020
salute the woman
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Mahtab Bangalee 10 March 2020
there is insightful thought yeah you are you he is he and she is she son is son though from mother but mother's ownership rightly the daughter yeah in this wold everyone has own thought to live independently everyone has own thoughtful direction about life no one has right to interfere in this regards.....
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Douglas Scotney 10 March 2020
and loves the sharpshooter most
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Rajnish Manga 10 March 2020
Portrayal of parent-child relationship in a unique way. Thanks.
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Kumarmani Mahakul 10 March 2020
You may give them your love but not your thoughts. /For they have their own thoughts. / You may house their bodies but not their souls, ......so touching and true. A beautiful poem is well executed.
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rocky 2 10 March 2020
fantastic poem, fantastic imagery
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Dr Antony Theodore 10 March 2020
Let your bending in the archer's hand be for gladness; For even as he loves the arrow that flies, so He loves also the bow that is stable. The great Khalil Gibran
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Aniruddha Pathak 10 March 2020
One thing I find in Khalil Gibran's poetry is the freshness of ideas and newer approach. This one is no exception.
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