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
6. Beauty XXV 1/1/2004
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
10. Children 7/8/2009
11. Children Chapter IV 3/29/2010
12. Clothes chapter X 1/1/2004
13. Crime and Punishment chapter XII 1/1/2004
14. Dead Are My People 9/5/2013
15. Death XXVII 1/1/2004
16. Eating and Drinking chapter VI 1/1/2004
17. Freedom XIV 1/1/2004
18. Friendship IXX 1/1/2004
19. Give me the Flute 4/17/2014
20. Giving chapter V 1/1/2004

Freedom XIV

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.

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