I Love Khalil Gibran

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    On Friendship

    And a youth said, "Speak to us of Friendship." Your friend is your needs answered. He is your field which you sow with love and reap with thanksgiving. And he is your board and your fireside. For you come to him with your hunger, and you seek him for peace. When...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    May 25, 2009

    On Love Khalil Gibran When love beckons to you,

    follow him, Though his ways are hard and steep. And when his wings enfold you yield to him, Though the sword hidden among his pinions may wound you. And when he speaks to you believe in him, Though his voice may shatter your dreams as the north wind lays waste the garden. For...
    shykitte shykitte
    46-50, F
    1 Response Oct 20, 2015

    On Death

    Then Almitra spoke, saying, We would ask now of Death. And he said: You would know of the secret of death. But how shall you find it unless you seek it in the heart of life? The owl whose night-bound eyes are blind unto the day cannot unveil the mystery of light. If you would...
    Pidgie Pidgie
    46-50, F
    3 Responses Jun 2, 2009

    He's The Man

    Gibran had one of the greatest gifts for using the English language since Shakespeare. The first time I read The Prophet, I became a fan for life.  Our children are not ours.  They belong to the future, where you cannot visit, even in your dreams.  I'm paraphrasing because it...
    holloway64 holloway64
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Aug 20, 2013

    Broken Wings

    My favorite work of Kahlil Gibran is his novel "broken wings". It is beautiful! have no words for it! A must read for all Gibran lovers!  "Oh Lord God, have mercy on me and mend my broken wings"
    SunnyB SunnyB
    22-25
    1 Response May 25, 2009

    Growing up my dad would always read to me some

    of khalil Gibrans books, and since then i have loved and adored him. His one of the best philosophers in the world, his life story is amazing. I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet, strange, I am ungrateful...
    Girlm35 Girlm35
    18-21, F
    Dec 27, 2013

    Joy and Sorrow

    Then a woman said "Speak to us of Joy and Sorrow" And he answered: Your joy is your sorrow unmasked And the selfsame well from which your laughter rises was oftentimes filled with your tears And how else can it be? The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the...
    findinme findinme
    46-50, F
    5 Responses Feb 29, 2008

    Friendship

     And a youth said, "Speak to us of Friendship." Your friend is your needs answered. He is your field which you sow with love and reap with thanksgiving. And he is your board and your fireside. For you come to him with your hunger, and you seek him for peace...
    Spiritman Spiritman
    26-30, M
    1 Response Mar 26, 2008

    An Amazing Man!

    I have read a few of his books and i am currently reading the love letters of may & himself how beautifully and deeply this man loved. I am completely captivated by him and his writings what a great writer how i wish to have met this man in mylifetime. When he speaks of love he...
    storm77 storm77
    31-35, F
    Oct 14, 2011

    THE Prophet

    If this guy was born two or three thousands earlier, I'm quite sure he would've started a major world religion, rivaling Christianity and Buddhism and that stuff. He's that good.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Apr 18, 2013

    He is one of the greatest philosophers

    and authors and one of the wisest men I can imagine! "Nymphs of the valleys" is one of my absolutely favourite books, also "Broken wings." Some years ago I´ve started to read his books, and when I´ve started I couldn´t stop again!
    Loretta78 Loretta78
    36-40, F
    1 Response Mar 11

    On Reason and Passion

    And the priestess spoke again and said: Speak to us of Reason and Passion. And he answered, saying: Your soul is oftentimes a battlefield, upon which your reason and your judgement wage war against your passion and your appetite. Would that I could be the peacemaker in your...
    Pidgie Pidgie
    46-50, F
    1 Response May 30, 2009

    Clothes

      And the weaver said, "Speak to us of Clothes." And he answered: Your clothes conceal much of your beauty, yet they hide not the unbeautiful. And though you seek in garments the freedom of privacy you may find in them a harness and a chain. Would that you...
    IndyNudist IndyNudist
    46-50, M
    3 Responses Feb 13, 2008

    I've Bought Over 30 Copies of 'the Prophet'

    The first Kahlil Gibran Book i read was 'The Prophet' I saw a copy of this book at a friends house. i think it belonged to her dad...i picked it up while i was waiting for something or the other just to pass the time. i remember reading the first few pages and literally...
    sweetpepper sweetpepper
    26-30, F
    Jun 7, 2008

    Wondered If Anyone Would Ever Be Able To Discuss Khalil Gibran With Me

    Discovered some poems by gibran about 1 1/2 yrs ago, loved them, brought alot into light for me.  I know of no persons in my life who have ever heard of him, but it's not like I go around asking everyone.  I think I will read something this morning to the residents in my social...
    Isis13 Isis13
    31-35, F
    7 Responses Jul 15, 2011

    The Prophet

    A friend introduced me to The Prophet about 10 years ago and it changed my life.I read that book everytime I had a problem and somehow it always shed a wee bit of light on it. My grandmother died this year and I sent my Dad the passage about death and he told me it helped him...
    annabellef annabellef
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Aug 2, 2009

    On Self-knowledge

    And a man said, Speak to us of Self-Knowledge. And he answered saying; Your hearts know in silence the secrets of the days and the nights. But your ears thirst for the sound of your heart's knowledge. You would know in words that which you have always known in thought. You...
    Pidgie Pidgie
    46-50, F
    4 Responses May 31, 2009

    "And if our hands should meet in another dream,

    we shall build another tower in the sky" From The Prophet, which is the only book that gets me every single time :') It's the closest words can come to actual physical magic in my opinion.
    ThunderWaffles ThunderWaffles
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Aug 18, 2015

    From the Prophet On Children

    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...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    10 Responses May 24, 2009

    On Reading the Prophet

    The first time I read The Prophet was 19 years ago. I was a new mother with a 14 day old baby. I found the book in a donation box at a homeless shelter. It was signed "Love, Mom." Now, it is old and the dust cover is tattered...
    Pidgie Pidgie
    46-50, F
    1 Response Jun 2, 2009

    The optimist sees the rose

    and not its thorns; the pessimist stares at the thorns, oblivious of the rose. Khalil Gibran
    YadaYadaBing YadaYadaBing
    41-45, F
    Nov 29, 2014

    On Heartbreak

    In the Poem Joy & Sorrow, Kahlil Gibran likens the two as being inseparable. Your joy is your sorrow unmasked. And the selfsame well from which your laughter rises was oftentimes filled with your tears. And how else can it be? The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the...
    Hannah777 Hannah777
    36-40, F
    7 Responses Jan 12, 2011

    On Friendship Khalil Gibran Your friend is

    your needs answered. He is your field which you sow with love and reap with thanksgiving. And he is your board and your fireside. For you come to him with your hunger, and you seek him for peace. When your friend speaks his mind you fear not the "nay" in your own mind, nor do...
    shykitte shykitte
    46-50, F
    1 Response Jul 28, 2015

    One Of My Favorite Quotes:

    My yearning is my cup, my burning thirst is my drink, and my solitude is my intoxication; I do not and shall not quench my thirst. But in this burning that is never extinguished is a joy that never wanes. - Khalil Gibran
    DreamChristine DreamChristine
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Sep 4, 2013
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