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

Khalil Gibran
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Khalil Gibran (Arabic pronunciation: [xaˈliːl ʒiˈbrɑːn]; born Gubran Khalil Gubran, in academic contexts often spelled Jubrān Khalīl Jubrān,:217:255 Jibrān Khalīl Jibrān,:217:559 or Jibrān Xalīl Jibrān;:189 Arabic جبران خليل جبران , J) also known as Kahlil Gibran, was a Lebanese American artist, poet, and writer. Born in the town of Bsharri in modern-day Lebanon (then part of the Ottoman Mount Lebanon mutasarrifate), as a young man he emigrated with his family to the United States where he studied art and began his literary career. He ... more »

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  • Stefan Sanmare (4/15/2014 8:25:00 PM)

    Not just a poet. One of the world's 10 leading writers, if you look at the depth of the meaning of words. Several interesting jumps in his development. Christian, but Gibran became more of an universalist after the meetings with 'Abdu'l-Bahá (and wrote things like I love you when you bow in your mosque, kneel in your temple, pray in your church. For you and I are sons of One religion, and it is the spirit.) . This should have occured the summer of 1912, since Abdu'l-Bahá arrived in New York City on 11 April 1912, after declining an offer of passage on the RMS Titanic, telling the Bahá'í believers, instead, to donate the money for the first class ticket to charity. It is not known what these two men from the same region of the world actually spoke about. But 'Abdu'l-Bahás decision (or divine intervention) to not travel with Titanic led to a meeting that changed Gibran and his writing, as well as it allowed 'Abdu'l-Bahá to survive and make a sect to a new world religion.

  • Nahida Hadeesh (11/23/2013 5:14:00 AM)

    I always print out his poem about children and hand it to parents.... He had such great ideas...love all his writing.

  • Ahmed Mahmoud (2/20/2013 12:12:00 PM)

    Khalil Gibran, amazing work, and inspiration to all, and especially Arabs :)

  • Johnny Abou Jaoudeh (1/3/2013 6:50:00 AM)

    a great poet from a small country just like me

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