Khalil Gibran

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

Poems of Khalil Gibran

41. Peace XVIII 1/1/2004
42. Pleasure XXIV 1/1/2004
43. Prayer XXIII 1/1/2004
44. Reason and Passion XV 1/1/2004
45. Religion XXVI 1/1/2004
46. Self-Knowledge XVII 1/1/2004
47. Song of Fortune VI 1/1/2004
48. Song of Love XXIV 1/1/2004
49. Song of Man XXV 1/1/2004
50. Song of the Flower XXIII 1/1/2004
51. Song Of The Rain VII 3/23/2010
52. Song of the Soul XXII 1/1/2004
53. Song of the Wave XVII 1/1/2004
54. Talking XX 1/1/2004
55. Teaching XVIII 1/1/2004
56. The Beauty of Death XIV 1/1/2004
57. The City of the Dead XX 1/1/2004
58. The Coming of the Ship 7/8/2009
59. The Creation I 1/1/2004
60. The Criminal 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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