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Beauty Xxv - Poem by Khalil Gibran

And a poet said, 'Speak to us of Beauty.'

Where shall you seek beauty, and how shall you find her unless she herself be your way and your guide?

And how shall you speak of her except she be the weaver of your speech?

The aggrieved and the injured say, 'Beauty is kind and gentle.

Like a young mother half-shy of her own glory she walks among us.'

And the passionate say, 'Nay, beauty is a thing of might and dread.

Like the tempest she shakes the earth beneath us and the sky above us.'

The tired and the weary say, 'beauty is of soft whisperings. She speaks in our spirit.

Her voice yields to our silences like a faint light that quivers in fear of the shadow.'

But the restless say, 'We have heard her shouting among the mountains,

And with her cries came the sound of hoofs, and the beating of wings and the roaring of lions.'

At night the watchmen of the city say, 'Beauty shall rise with the dawn from the east.'

And at noontide the toilers and the wayfarers say, 'we have seen her leaning over the earth from the windows of the sunset.'

In winter say the snow-bound, 'She shall come with the spring leaping upon the hills.'

And in the summer heat the reapers say, 'We have seen her dancing with the autumn leaves, and we saw a drift of snow in her hair.'

All these things have you said of beauty.

Yet in truth you spoke not of her but of needs unsatisfied,

And beauty is not a need but an ecstasy.

It is not a mouth thirsting nor an empty hand stretched forth,

But rather a heart enflamed and a soul enchanted.

It is not the image you would see nor the song you would hear,

But rather an image you see though you close your eyes and a song you hear though you shut your ears.

It is not the sap within the furrowed bark, nor a wing attached to a claw,

But rather a garden forever in bloom and a flock of angels for ever in flight.

People of Orphalese, beauty is life when life unveils her holy face.

But you are life and you are the veil.

Beauty is eternity gazing at itself in a mirror.

But you are eternity and you are the mirror.


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Poems About Beauty

  1. 1. A Thing Of Beauty (Endymion) , John Keats
  2. 2. Briar Rose (Sleeping Beauty) , Anne Sexton
  3. 3. I Died For Beauty , Emily Dickinson
  4. 4. Beauty , Wilfred Owen
  5. 5. Beauty Xxv , Khalil Gibran
  6. 6. Beauty And Beauty , Rupert Brooke
  7. 7. Beauty , Edward Thomas
  8. 8. Rondel Of Merciless Beauty , Geoffrey Chaucer
  9. 9. The Beauty Of Death Xiv , Khalil Gibran
  10. 10. Pied Beauty , Gerard Manley Hopkins
  11. 11. Ode To Beauty , Ralph Waldo Emerson
  12. 12. The Definition Of Beauty Is , Emily Dickinson
  13. 13. Beauty&Mdash;Be Not Caused&Mdash;It Is , Emily Dickinson
  14. 14. Youth And Beauty , William Carlos Williams
  15. 15. I Died For Beauty But Was Scarce , Emily Dickinson
  16. 16. O Beauty, Passing Beauty! , Alfred Lord Tennyson
  17. 17. Soul's Beauty , Dante Gabriel Rossetti
  18. 18. Before The Throne Of Beauty Xxvi , Khalil Gibran
  19. 19. Hymn To Intellectual Beauty , Percy Bysshe Shelley
  20. 20. He Remembers Forgotten Beauty , William Butler Yeats
  21. 21. He Tells Of The Perfect Beauty , William Butler Yeats
  22. 22. On The Conduct Of The World Seeking Beau.. , Allen Ginsberg
  23. 23. Amoretti Iii: The Sovereign Beauty , Edmund Spenser
  24. 24. Ode To Beauty , Mary Darby Robinson
  25. 25. Beauty Of A Summer's Day , Joseph T. Renaldi
  26. 26. Seeking Beauty , William Henry Davies
  27. 27. To What Serves Mortal Beauty? , Gerard Manley Hopkins
  28. 28. To A Young Beauty , William Butler Yeats
  29. 29. Beauty: [notes For An Unfinished Poem] , Wilfred Owen
  30. 30. The Living Beauty , William Butler Yeats
  31. 31. Finding Beauty , Angela Davis
  32. 32. A Hymn In Honour Of Beauty , Edmund Spenser
  33. 33. Ballade Of My Lady's Beauty , Joyce Kilmer
  34. 34. Genius In Beauty , Dante Gabriel Rossetti
  35. 35. Sonnet Iv: Bright Star Of Beauty , Michael Drayton
  36. 36. Beauty, Time, And Love , Samuel Daniel
  37. 37. Beauty Beauty Beautiful , gajanan mishra
  38. 38. Beauty, Beauty And Beauty Only! , Ramesh T A
  39. 39. Beauty Is Truth, Truth Beauty , Jonathan ROBIN
  40. 40. Sonnet L: Beauty, Sweet Love , Samuel Daniel
  41. 41. A Hymn Of Heavenly Beauty , Edmund Spenser
  42. 42. The Song Of Princess Zeb-Un-Nissa In Pra.. , Sarojini Naidu
  43. 43. Beauty, Inside And Out , Camacy Melville
  44. 44. Behold, I Adore Beauty , Sylvia Chidi
  45. 45. There Is No Beauty Like Music's Beauty , Shalom Freedman
  46. 46. The Definition Of Beauty , Robert Herrick
  47. 47. A Sonnet To Heavenly Beauty , Joachim du Bellay
  48. 48. An Hymn Of Heavenly Beauty , Edmund Spenser
  49. 49. Sonnet 54: O, How Much More Doth Beauty .. , William Shakespeare
  50. 50. An Hymn In Honour Of Beauty , Edmund Spenser
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