Khalil Gibran (January 6, 1883 – April 10, 1931 / Bsharri)
Poems of Khalil Gibran
|43.||Reason and Passion XV||1/1/2004|
|46.||Song of Fortune VI||1/1/2004|
|47.||Song of Love XXIV||1/1/2004|
|48.||Song of Man XXV||1/1/2004|
|49.||Song of the Flower XXIII||1/1/2004|
|50.||Song Of The Rain VII||3/23/2010|
|51.||Song of the Soul XXII||1/1/2004|
|52.||Song of the Wave XVII||1/1/2004|
|55.||The Beauty of Death XIV||1/1/2004|
|56.||The City of the Dead XX||1/1/2004|
|57.||The Coming of the Ship||7/8/2009|
|58.||The Creation I||1/1/2004|
|59.||The Criminal V||1/1/2004|
|60.||The Farewell XXVIII||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.