Khalil Gibran (January 6, 1883 – April 10, 1931 / Bsharri)
Poems of Khalil Gibran
|1.||A Lover's Call XXVII||1/1/2004|
|2.||A Poet's Death is His Life IV||1/1/2004|
|3.||A Poet's Voice XV||1/1/2004|
|4.||A Tear And A Smile||3/23/2010|
|5.||A Visit From Wisdom||3/23/2010|
|7.||Before the Throne of Beauty XXVI||1/1/2004|
|8.||Buying and Selling chapter XI||1/1/2004|
|9.||Chapter 9 - The Seven Selves||3/23/2010|
|11.||Children Chapter IV||3/29/2010|
|12.||Clothes chapter X||1/1/2004|
|13.||Crime and Punishment chapter XII||1/1/2004|
|15.||Eating and Drinking chapter VI||1/1/2004|
|18.||Giving chapter V||1/1/2004|
|20.||Good and Evil XXII||1/1/2004|
And an orator said, "Speak to us of Freedom."
And he answered:
At the city gate and by your fireside I have seen you prostrate yourself and worship your own freedom,
Even as slaves humble themselves before a tyrant and praise him though he slays them.
Ay, in the grove of the temple and in the shadow of the citadel I have seen the freest among you wear their freedom as a yoke and a handcuff.