Famous Love Poem

The poem "On Marriage" by Kahlil Gibran is a poignant exploration of the nature of love and partnership. Through the voice of the master, Gibran speaks to the eternal bond that exists between two people who choose to spend their lives together, even beyond death. However, the poem also cautions against the dangers of losing oneself completely in a relationship and emphasizes the importance of maintaining one's individuality while still cherishing and supporting their partner. Gibran's use of vivid imagery and metaphor creates a powerful and thought-provoking piece on the complexities of love and marriage.
The poem begins with these lines:
Then Almitra spoke again and said, And what of Marriage, master? And he answered saying:

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On Marriage

By more Kahlil Gibran

You were born together, and together you shall be forever more.
You shall be together when the white wings of death scatter your days.
Yes, you shall be together even in the silent memory of God.
But let there be spaces in your togetherness.
And let the winds of heaven dance between you.
Love one another, but make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.
Fill each other’s cup but drink not from one cup.
Give one another of your bread but eat not from the same loaf.
Sing and dance together and be joyous, but each one of you be
alone – even as the strings of a lute are alone though they quiver with the same music.
Give your hearts, but not in each other’s keeping.
For only the hand of Life can contain your hearts.
And stand together yet not too near together:
For the pillars of the temple stand apart,
And the oak tree and the Cyprus grow not in each other’s shadows

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