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The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran

The Prophet (1923)

by Kahlil Gibran

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Was not quite my cup of tea. Might re-read. Might re-rate then.
But I just say - "It was okay" ( )
  maheswaranm | Mar 20, 2014 |
a great look at life. a spiritual read on all topics of life. it has taken on a new meaning every time I read it. ( )
  dms02 | Feb 27, 2014 |
(Read in 2002.) Favorite quotes:
“And ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.”
“All these things shall love do unto you that you may know the secrets of your heart, and in that knowledge become a fragment of life’s heart.”
“The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain.” ( )
  Becky221 | Jan 13, 2014 |
This collection of poems by Kahlil Gibran is an exceptional work of art. The Prophet gives a look at elements of every day life such as eating, love, and clothing with a focus on spirituality and mindfulness. Appropriate for any open minded person, The Prophet asks us to appreciate life's gifts and to look deeper into things. The Prophet would have us know our inner selves and, in turn, understand the outside world which is actually a part of ourselves too. This book is full of poems expressing love, insight, joy, sorrow, and compassion for the human condition. Gibran asks us to appreciate everything we have and takes a unique look at elements of life that many may take for granted. ( )
  jthuro1 | Nov 21, 2013 |
only read half of it ( )
  BakuDreamer | Sep 7, 2013 |
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Almustafa, the chosen and the beloved, who was a drawn unto his own day, had waited twelve years in the city of Orphalese for his ship that was to return and bear him back to the isle of his birth.
You have been told that, even like a chain, you are as week as your weakest link.
This is but half the truth. You are also as strong as your strongest link.
To measure you by your smallest deed is to reckon the power of the ocean by the frailty of its foam.
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Library of Congress please note: this is NOT a work written in Arabic and translated into English. It is a work written in English by a Lebanese poet.
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Kahlil Gibran, born in Lebanon, is well known throughout the Arab world as well as the West for his poetry, art and philosophy. The Prophet, one of Gibran’s most celebrated books, is his first published collection of poems and has been translated into more than twenty languages. This 2001 edition of his book includes 12 of Gibran’s own drawings.
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In a distant, timeless place, a mysterious prophet walks the sands. At the moment of his departure, he wishes to offer the people gifts but possesses nothing. The people gather round, each asks a question of the heart, and the man's wisdom is his gift. It is Gibran's gift to us, as well, for Gibran's prophet is rivaled in his wisdom only by the founders of the world's great religions. On the most basic topics--marriage, children, friendship, work, pleasure--his words have a power and lucidity that in another era would surely have provoked the description "divinely inspired." Free of dogma, free of power structures and metaphysics, consider these poetic, moving aphorisms a 20th-century supplement to all sacred traditions--as millions of other readers already have. --Brian Bruya

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Poemas de un poeta nacido en Besharre, Libano. El emigro a los Estados Unidos donde escribio su trilogia El profeta, El loco, y Jesus, el hijo del hombre.

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