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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.


Comments about Beauty Xxv by Khalil Gibran

  • Bronze Star - 2,858 Points Alisha Castle (12/4/2016 12:24:00 PM)

    Nice written poetry and beautifully blended. (Report) Reply

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    I have no word to express simply I OFFER A GREAT SALUTE (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 241,859 Points Edward Kofi Louis (3/24/2016 7:36:00 AM)

    She speaks in our spirit. Nice piece of work. (Report) Reply

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Poems About Beauty

  1. 1. A Thing Of Beauty (Endymion) , John Keats
  2. 2. Beauty Xxv , Khalil Gibran
  3. 3. Rondel Of Merciless Beauty , Geoffrey Chaucer
  4. 4. The Beauty Of Death Xiv , Khalil Gibran
  5. 5. Briar Rose (Sleeping Beauty) , Anne Sexton
  6. 6. Beauty , Wilfred Owen
  7. 7. Before The Throne Of Beauty Xxvi , Khalil Gibran
  8. 8. I Died For Beauty , Emily Dickinson
  9. 9. Beauty And Beauty , Rupert Brooke
  10. 10. Pied Beauty , Gerard Manley Hopkins
  11. 11. Beauty , Edward Thomas
  12. 12. O Beauty, Passing Beauty! , Alfred Lord Tennyson
  13. 13. Youth And Beauty , William Carlos Williams
  14. 14. Ballade Of My Lady's Beauty , Joyce Kilmer
  15. 15. Hymn To Intellectual Beauty , Percy Bysshe Shelley
  16. 16. Beauty , Elinor Morton Wylie
  17. 17. Beauty&Mdash;Be Not Caused&Mdash;It Is , Emily Dickinson
  18. 18. My Idea Of Beauty , Nitya Pillai
  19. 19. Ode To Beauty , Ralph Waldo Emerson
  20. 20. Beauty, Inside And Out , Camacy Melville
  21. 21. He Tells Of The Perfect Beauty , William Butler Yeats
  22. 22. He Remembers Forgotten Beauty , William Butler Yeats
  23. 23. Soul's Beauty , Dante Gabriel Rossetti
  24. 24. Amoretti Iii: The Sovereign Beauty , Edmund Spenser
  25. 25. To What Serves Mortal Beauty? , Gerard Manley Hopkins
  26. 26. Beauty: [notes For An Unfinished Poem] , Wilfred Owen
  27. 27. A Hymn In Honour Of Beauty , Edmund Spenser
  28. 28. On The Conduct Of The World Seeking Beau.. , Allen Ginsberg
  29. 29. Genius In Beauty , Dante Gabriel Rossetti
  30. 30. A Hymn Of Heavenly Beauty , Edmund Spenser
  31. 31. I Died For Beauty But Was Scarce , Emily Dickinson
  32. 32. Clothed In Beauty , Vyacheslav Ivanovich Ivanov
  33. 33. Beauty , sakshi mathur
  34. 34. Beauty, Time, And Love , Samuel Daniel
  35. 35. An Hymn In Honour Of Beauty , Edmund Spenser
  36. 36. Sonnet 54: O, How Much More Doth Beauty .. , William Shakespeare
  37. 37. Beauty Imposes , John Shaw Neilson
  38. 38. Seeking Beauty , William Henry Davies
  39. 39. ! The Eye Of Beauty , Michael Shepherd
  40. 40. An Hymn Of Heavenly Beauty , Edmund Spenser
  41. 41. Sonnet Iv: Bright Star Of Beauty , Michael Drayton
  42. 42. Beauty , Nancy Amato
  43. 43. For Beauty I Am Not A Star , Woodrow Wilson
  44. 44. The Song Of Princess Zeb-Un-Nissa In Pra.. , Sarojini Naidu
  45. 45. A Sonnet To Heavenly Beauty , Joachim du Bellay
  46. 46. The Living Beauty , William Butler Yeats
  47. 47. God Scatters Beauty , Walter Savage Landor
  48. 48. Beauty , Edwina Matthews
  49. 49. A Philosophy Of Beauty , Uriah Hamilton
  50. 50. Beauty , Mathilde Blind
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