Famous Inspirational Poem

In Kahlil Gibran's poem "Do Not Love Half Lovers," the speaker imparts wisdom about the importance of embracing wholeheartedness in life. The poem advises against settling for incomplete or halfway experiences, relationships, or endeavors. It urges individuals to be authentic in their expressions, whether it's through silence or speech, acceptanceor refusal. Half-heartedness is seen as a weak acceptance or an ambiguous refusal, lacking clarity and sincerity. The poem encourages embracing full solutions, truths, dreams, and hopes, as well as wholeheartedly pursuing one's desires and aspirations. It emphasizes the significance of living a complete and genuine life, not allowing oneself to be hindered by hesitations or missed opportunities. The final lines assert that individuals are whole beings capable of fully experiencing life, and that living a life not half-lived is their purpose.

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Famous Poem

Do Not Love Half Lovers

By more Kahlil Gibran

Do not love half lovers
Do not entertain half friends
Do not indulge in works of the half talented
Do not live half a life and do not die a half death
If you choose silence, then be silent
When you speak, do so until you are finished
Do not silence yourself to say something
And do not speak to be silent
If you accept, then express it bluntly
Do not mask it
If you refuse then be clear about it
for an ambiguous refusal
is but a weak acceptance
Do not accept half a solution
Do not believe half truths
Do not dream half a dream
Do not fantasize about half hopes
Half a drink will not quench your thirst
Half a meal will not satiate your hunger
Half the way will get you no where
Half an idea will bear you no results
Your other half is not the one you love
It is you in another time yet in the same space
It is you when you are not
Half a life is a life you didn't live,
A word you have not said
A smile you postponed
A love you have not had
A friendship you did not know
To reach and not arrive
Work and not work
Attend only to be absent
What makes you a stranger to them closest to you
and they strangers to you
The half is a mere moment of inability
but you are able for you are not half a being
You are a whole that exists
to live a life not half a life


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