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Posted 18 May 2007 - 05:47 PM

Any Gibran readers? Fans?

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Posted 19 May 2007 - 01:00 PM

the prophet

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Posted 19 May 2007 - 08:18 PM

The Prophet was his best known writing in the western world, but his other writings were as good if not better.

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Posted 22 May 2007 - 12:58 PM

Gibran reader here. But only have read Prophet.

Really? what other writings are out there?

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Posted 24 May 2007 - 08:14 AM

"Farewell to you and the youth I have spent with you.
It was but yesterday we met in a dream.
You have sung to me in my aloneness, and I of your longings have built
a tower in the sky.
But now our sleep has fled and our dream is over, and it is no longer dawn.
The noontide is upon us and our half waking has turned
To fuller day, and we must part.
If in the twilight of memory we should meet once more,
We shall speak again together and you shall sing to me a deeper song.
And if our hands should meet in another dream we shall
Build another tower in the sky."

I've read this somewhere and fell in love with it. I'm not so sure if this was taken from The Prophet (which I read ages ago for a HS reaction paper or something). What other Gibran books do you recommend?

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Posted 27 May 2007 - 10:18 AM

I've read this somewhere and fell in love with it. I'm not so sure if this was taken from The Prophet (which I read ages ago for a HS reaction paper or something). What other Gibran books do you recommend?


this link will lead you to his work, check-out "the madman" and "the earth gods"

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Posted 27 May 2007 - 10:42 AM

this link will lead you to his work, check-out "the madman" and "the earth gods"

Kahlil Gibran

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on second thought, check them all out... :lol:

here's "summer" from his "life of love" poems:

"let us go into the fields, my beloved,
for the time of harvest approaches,
and the sun's eyes are ripening the grain.
let us tend the fruit of the earth,
as the spirit nourishes the grains of joy from the seeds of love, sowed deep in our hearts.
let us fill our bins with the products of nature,
as life fills so abundantly the domain of our hearts with her endless bounty.
let us make the flowers our bed,
and the sky our blanket,
and rest our heads together upon pillows of soft hay.
let us relax after the day's toil, and listen to the provoking murmur of the brook."

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Posted 27 May 2007 - 09:34 PM

on second thought, check them all out... :lol:


Thanks for the link lemon! Wow, I'd better start reading... ^_^

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Posted 28 May 2007 - 01:53 AM

YESTERDAY, TODAY AND TOMORROW

I said to my friend, "You see her leaning upon the arm of that man. It was but yesterday that she leaned thus upon my arm."
And my friend said, "And tomorrow she will lean upon mine."
I said, "Behold her sitting close at his side. It was but yesterday she sat close beside me."
And he answered, "Tomorrow she will sit beside me."
I said, "See, she drinks wine from his cup, and yesterday she drank from mine."
And he said, "Tomorrow, from my cup."
Then I said, "See how she gazes at him with love, and with yielding eyes. Yesterday she gazed thus upon me."
And my friend said, "It will be upon me she gazes tomorrow."
I said, "Do you not hear her now murmuring songs of love into his ears? Those very songs of love she murmured but yesterday into my ears."
And my friend said, "And tomorrow she will murmur them in mine."
I said, "Why see, she is embracing him. It was but yesterday that she embraced me."
And my friend said, "She will embrace me tomorrow."
Then I said, "What a strange woman."
But he answered, "She is like unto life, possessed by all men; and like death, she conquers all men; and like eternity, she enfolds all men."


Here's another link to all his works: http://leb.net/gibran////

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Posted 28 May 2007 - 01:57 AM

LOVE AND HATE

A woman said unto a man, "I love you." And the man said, "It is in my heart to be worthy of your love."
Ant he woman said, "You love me not?"
And the man only gazed upon her and said nothing.
Then the woman cried aloud, "I hate you."
And the man said, "Then it is also in my heart to be worthy of your hate."


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Posted 28 May 2007 - 11:12 AM

Here's another link to all his works: http://leb.net/gibran////


Ei, thanks for the link Raoul! ^_^ I am trying not to be excited. I am beginning to love his writings!!! :)

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Posted 28 May 2007 - 11:43 AM

Ei, thanks for the link Raoul! ^_^ I am trying not to be excited. I am beginning to love his writings!!! :)


Don't hold back.. get excited. It's allowed. :)

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Posted 01 June 2007 - 12:11 AM

out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.

... regurgitating one of my fave gibran adages.

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Posted 02 June 2007 - 08:26 AM

i have a hardbound copy of The Prophet - noticed that pages 15/16 came ahead of pages 13/14...

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Posted 02 June 2007 - 03:53 PM

This is candidly beautiful...

"I have learnt silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet strange, I am ungrateful to these teachers"

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Posted 05 June 2007 - 05:13 PM

Remembrance is a form of meeting.
Forgetfulness is a form of freedom.


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Posted 08 June 2007 - 09:29 PM

"Last night I invented a new pleasure, and as I was giving it the first trial an angel and a devil came rushing toward my house. They met at my door and fought with each other over my newly created pleasure; the one crying, "It is a sin!" -- the other, "It is a virtue!"

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Posted 11 June 2007 - 12:18 PM

have you ever felt like this when you were with someone you so love ...?

"Sometimes you have not even begun to speak - and I am at the end of what you are saying."- July 28, 1917

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Posted 15 June 2007 - 12:28 PM

your children are not your children.

they are the sons and daughters of life longing for itself.

they come through you, not from you,
and though they are with you they belong not to you.

you may give them your love but not your thoughts,
for they have thir own thoughts.

you may house their bodies but not their souls,
for their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow,
a house you will never enter, not even in your wildest dreams.
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also read "mirrors of the soul" and "tears and laughter".

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Posted 16 June 2007 - 02:16 AM

hmmm...will try to read of gibran's other works. the prophet pa lang nababasa ko (both english and filipino version). some of them i adapted into my personal principles.




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