Khalil Gibran

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

Khalil Gibran
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Kahlil Gibran (Arabic pronunciation: [xaˈliːl ʒiˈbrɑːn]; born Gubran Kahlil Gubran, in academic contexts often spelled Jubrān Kahlil Jubrān,:217:255 Jibrān Khalīl Jibrān,:217:559 or Jibrān Xalīl Jibrān;:189 Arabic جبران خليل جبران , J) also known as Khalil 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 is chiefly known in the English speaking world for his 1923 book The Prophet, an early example of inspirational fiction including a series of philosophical ... more »

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  • ''“You talk when you cease to be at peace with your thoughts.”
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    ― Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet
  • ''“If you love somebody, let them go, for if they return, they were always yours. If they dont, they never were.”
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    ― Kahlil Gibran
  • ''“Trees are poems the earth writes upon the sky, We fell them down and turn them into paper,
    That we may record our emptiness.”
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  • ''“Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.” ''
  • ''“Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.” ''
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  • Leloudia Migdali (7/1/2016 6:13:00 AM)

    'How cruel is man's ignorance'
    (Khalil Gibran)

  • Fabrizio Frosini Fabrizio Frosini (1/2/2016 12:32:00 PM)

    ''Spare me the political events and power struggles, as the whole earth is my homeland and all men are my fellow countrymen.''
    (Khalil Gibran)

  • Beverly Morra (6/7/2015 2:10:00 PM)

    I have two favorite poets, Kahlil Gibran, and Dr. Maya Angelou, they compose some of the most heart felt works that touched me since I was very young, giving me the desire to put my thoughts on paper or anything else I could find handy splashing the thoughts before they were gone, very hard to recall them in proper sync.
    I have hard time writing with my small Kindle, my eyesight not to sharp, clicking on the letters is terrible so excuse my boo boo's, hope to send in a few, my best to all you poets, lovers of Words with magic.

  • 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

  • Ramesh Chand Bhura (9/25/2012 6:14:00 AM)

    I SUGGEST ALL TO READ HIS AUTOBIOGRAPHY PROPHET WHICH IS A TRUE STORY OF PURE AND PLATONIC LOVE THAT HE SHARED WITH 'MARY'

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  • Nune Nune (7/21/2012 2:02:00 PM)

    It was such a great discovery for me when 2 or 3 years before I suddenly found this greatest writers work..... All my life I have spent in books, read this work, that work... But Khalil Gibran, s works gave me wings to fly.... You read him and you find yourself... You read him and you understand that really GOD blessed this world, if there is ones, as Khalil Gibran... Who MIT feet so deep, whose words can make you a real part of this world... Greatest poet, greatest humanist, greatest man....

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Best Poem of Khalil Gibran

A Lover's Call Xxvii

Where are you, my beloved? Are you in that little
Paradise, watering the flowers who look upon you
As infants look upon the breast of their mothers?


Or are you in your chamber where the shrine of
Virtue has been placed in your honor, and upon
Which you offer my heart and soul as sacrifice?


Or amongst the books, seeking human knowledge,
While you are replete with heavenly wisdom?


Oh companion of my soul, where are you? Are you
Praying in the temple? Or calling Nature in the
Field, haven of your dreams?


Are you in the ...

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