Famous Inspirational Poem

In Kahlil Gibran's poem "Fear," the river serves as a metaphor for the human experience of facing fears and embracing transformation. The river, on the verge of entering the vast ocean, hesitates and reflects upon its journey thus far. The path it has traveled, with its challenges and beauty, is now behind. Going back is not an option, for there is no retreat in the journey of life. To move forward, the river must confront its fear and dive into the unknown. Through this courageous act, fear dissolves, and the river realizes that it is not about disappearing but about embracing its true essence and merging with something greater—the vastness of the ocean. This poem reminds us that fear can be transcended when we have the courage to embrace change and become part of something more significant than ourselves.

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Famous Poem


By more Kahlil Gibran

It is said that before entering the sea
a river trembles with fear.

She looks back at the path she has traveled,
from the peaks of the mountains,
the long winding road crossing forests and villages.

And in front of her,
she sees an ocean so vast,
that to enter
there seems nothing more than to disappear forever.

But there is no other way.
The river can not go back.

Nobody can go back.
To go back is impossible in existence.

The river needs to take the risk
of entering the ocean
because only then will fear disappear,
because that’s where the river will know
it’s not about disappearing into the ocean,
but of becoming the ocean.


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