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Beauty Xxv - Poem by Khalil Gibran

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?

And how shall you speak of her except she be the weaver of your speech?

The aggrieved and the injured say, 'Beauty is kind and gentle.

Like a young mother half-shy of her own glory she walks among us.'

And the passionate say, 'Nay, beauty is a thing of might and dread.

Like the tempest she shakes the earth beneath us and the sky above us.'

The tired and the weary say, 'beauty is of soft whisperings. She speaks in our spirit.

Her voice yields to our silences like a faint light that quivers in fear of the shadow.'

But the restless say, 'We have heard her shouting among the mountains,

And with her cries came the sound of hoofs, and the beating of wings and the roaring of lions.'

At night the watchmen of the city say, 'Beauty shall rise with the dawn from the east.'

And at noontide the toilers and the wayfarers say, 'we have seen her leaning over the earth from the windows of the sunset.'

In winter say the snow-bound, 'She shall come with the spring leaping upon the hills.'

And in the summer heat the reapers say, 'We have seen her dancing with the autumn leaves, and we saw a drift of snow in her hair.'

All these things have you said of beauty.

Yet in truth you spoke not of her but of needs unsatisfied,

And beauty is not a need but an ecstasy.

It is not a mouth thirsting nor an empty hand stretched forth,

But rather a heart enflamed and a soul enchanted.

It is not the image you would see nor the song you would hear,

But rather an image you see though you close your eyes and a song you hear though you shut your ears.

It is not the sap within the furrowed bark, nor a wing attached to a claw,

But rather a garden forever in bloom and a flock of angels for ever in flight.

People of Orphalese, beauty is life when life unveils her holy face.

But you are life and you are the veil.

Beauty is eternity gazing at itself in a mirror.

But you are eternity and you are the mirror.


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Poems About Beauty

  1. 1. A Thing Of Beauty (Endymion) , John Keats
  2. 2. Beauty Xxv , Khalil Gibran
  3. 3. Rondel Of Merciless Beauty , Geoffrey Chaucer
  4. 4. The Beauty Of Death Xiv , Khalil Gibran
  5. 5. Briar Rose (Sleeping Beauty) , Anne Sexton
  6. 6. Before The Throne Of Beauty Xxvi , Khalil Gibran
  7. 7. I Died For Beauty , Emily Dickinson
  8. 8. Beauty And Beauty , Rupert Brooke
  9. 9. Beauty , Wilfred Owen
  10. 10. Pied Beauty , Gerard Manley Hopkins
  11. 11. Beauty , Edward Thomas
  12. 12. Beauty , Elinor Morton Wylie
  13. 13. O Beauty, Passing Beauty! , Alfred Lord Tennyson
  14. 14. Ballade Of My Lady's Beauty , Joyce Kilmer
  15. 15. Youth And Beauty , William Carlos Williams
  16. 16. Hymn To Intellectual Beauty , Percy Bysshe Shelley
  17. 17. Soul's Beauty , Dante Gabriel Rossetti
  18. 18. Beauty&Mdash;Be Not Caused&Mdash;It Is , Emily Dickinson
  19. 19. My Idea Of Beauty , Nitya Pillai
  20. 20. Ode To Beauty , Ralph Waldo Emerson
  21. 21. He Tells Of The Perfect Beauty , William Butler Yeats
  22. 22. Beauty, Inside And Out , Camacy Melville
  23. 23. He Remembers Forgotten Beauty , William Butler Yeats
  24. 24. Amoretti Iii: The Sovereign Beauty , Edmund Spenser
  25. 25. Beauty: [notes For An Unfinished Poem] , Wilfred Owen
  26. 26. A Hymn In Honour Of Beauty , Edmund Spenser
  27. 27. Genius In Beauty , Dante Gabriel Rossetti
  28. 28. To What Serves Mortal Beauty? , Gerard Manley Hopkins
  29. 29. I Died For Beauty But Was Scarce , Emily Dickinson
  30. 30. A Hymn Of Heavenly Beauty , Edmund Spenser
  31. 31. Clothed In Beauty , Vyacheslav Ivanovich Ivanov
  32. 32. Beauty , sakshi mathur
  33. 33. On The Conduct Of The World Seeking Beau.. , Allen Ginsberg
  34. 34. Beauty, Time, And Love , Samuel Daniel
  35. 35. An Hymn In Honour Of Beauty , Edmund Spenser
  36. 36. Sonnet 54: O, How Much More Doth Beauty .. , William Shakespeare
  37. 37. A Sonnet To Heavenly Beauty , Joachim du Bellay
  38. 38. The Song Of Princess Zeb-Un-Nissa In Pra.. , Sarojini Naidu
  39. 39. Beauty Imposes , John Shaw Neilson
  40. 40. Seeking Beauty , William Henry Davies
  41. 41. ! The Eye Of Beauty , Michael Shepherd
  42. 42. An Hymn Of Heavenly Beauty , Edmund Spenser
  43. 43. Sonnet Iv: Bright Star Of Beauty , Michael Drayton
  44. 44. Beauty , Nancy Amato
  45. 45. Beauty , Edwina Matthews
  46. 46. The Living Beauty , William Butler Yeats
  47. 47. A Philosophy Of Beauty , Uriah Hamilton
  48. 48. Beauty , Wandering Scarlet
  49. 49. For Beauty I Am Not A Star , Woodrow Wilson
  50. 50. Behold, I Adore Beauty , Sylvia Chidi
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