Kahlil Gibran

About Kahlil Gibran

Khalil Gibran (January 6, 1883 – April 10, 1931)

  • A Lebanese-American artist, poet, and writer
  • Born on January 6, 1883, in Bsharri, Mount Lebanon Mutasarrifate, Ottoman Empire
  • Immigrated to the United States in 1895 with his family
  • Known for writing in both English and Arabic
  • A literary and political rebel in the Arab world
  • Celebrated as a literary hero in Lebanon
  • Best known for his 1923 book The Prophet, which became popular in the 1930s and 1960s counterculture
  • The third best-selling poet of all time, behind Shakespeare and Laozi
  • Died on April 10, 1931, at the age of 48


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    Poems by Kahlil Gibran

  • On Good And Evil

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    Of the good in you I can speak, but not of the evil.
    For what is evil but good tortured by its own hunger and thirst?
    Verily when good is hungry it seeks food even in dark caves, and when it thirsts it drinks even of dead waters.

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  • On Marriage

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    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.

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  • Fear

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

    She looks back at the path she has traveled,

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  • On Children

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    Your children are not your children
    They are the sons and daughters of life's longing for itself
    They come through you but not from you
    And though they are with you yet they belong not to you

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  • Defeat

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    Defeat, my Defeat, my solitude and my aloofness;
    You are dearer to me than a thousand triumphs,
    And sweeter to my heart than all world-glory.

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