Khalil Gibran

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

Song Of The Flower Xxiii - Poem by Khalil Gibran

I am a kind word uttered and repeated
By the voice of Nature;
I am a star fallen from the
Blue tent upon the green carpet.
I am the daughter of the elements
With whom Winter conceived;
To whom Spring gave birth; I was
Reared in the lap of Summer and I
Slept in the bed of Autumn.

At dawn I unite with the breeze
To announce the coming of light;
At eventide I join the birds
In bidding the light farewell.

The plains are decorated with
My beautiful colors, and the air
Is scented with my fragrance.

As I embrace Slumber the eyes of
Night watch over me, and as I
Awaken I stare at the sun, which is
The only eye of the day.

I drink dew for wine, and hearken to
The voices of the birds, and dance
To the rhythmic swaying of the grass.

I am the lover's gift; I am the wedding wreath;
I am the memory of a moment of happiness;
I am the last gift of the living to the dead;
I am a part of joy and a part of sorrow.

But I look up high to see only the light,
And never look down to see my shadow.
This is wisdom which man must learn.

Topic(s) of this poem: flower


Comments about Song Of The Flower Xxiii by Khalil Gibran

  • (6/4/2018 9:03:00 AM)


    this is a buetiful poem of nature the words are true and this touches the heart (Report) Reply

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  • Ruta Mohapatra (12/30/2017 3:47:00 AM)


    Liked the last stanza the best (Report) Reply

  • (7/17/2017 3:07:00 AM)


    Powerful! Wonderful! Salute! (Report) Reply

  • (11/22/2011 8:31:00 AM)


    it's a beautiful poem, it's teaches a lesson in life.khalil gibran has show that every peice of nature teachs the man something (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 1, 2004

Poem Edited: Friday, January 2, 2015


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