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KHALIL GIBRAN

                  
Khalil Gibran


life period : 1883 - 1931   |  place of birth : Bsharri, LEBANESE REPUBLIC 

parents : Kamila Rahmeh, Gibran 

siblings : Peter, Mariana and Sultana   |   nationality : Lebanese

occupation : Lebanese artist.. poet.. writer

    

The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind. 

 

  Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself. They came through you but not from you and though they are with you yet they belong not to you. ” 

  

" Work is love made visible. And if you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work and sit at the gate of the temple and take alms of those who work with joy. "

 

BOOKS BY THE MASTER 

 " The Collected Works of Kahlil Gibran " ... " Prophet " ... " The Little Book of Love " ...

 " The Prophet and The Garden of the Prophet " ... " Broken Wings " ... " Jesus The Son of Man " ...

 " A Tear and A Smile " ...  " Sand and Foam " ... " Poems, Parables and Drawings " ... " An-Nabi " ...

" Spirits Rebellious " ... " The Forerunner " ... " Twenty Drawings " ... " The Earth Gods " ...

" Kingdom of the Imagination " ... " The New and the Marvellous " ... " The Tempests " ...

" Nymphs of the Valley(Spirit Brides and Brides of the Prairie) " ... " Music " ... " The Wanderer " ...

" Lazarus and his Beloved " ... " Prose Poems " ...  " Secrets of the Heart " ... " A Treasury of Kahlil Gibran " ...

" A Self-Portrait " ... " Thoughts and Meditations " ...  " A Second Treasury of Kahlil Gibran " ...

" Spiritual Sayings " ... " Voice of the Master " ... " Mirrors of the Soul " ... " Between Night & Morn " ...

" A Third Treasury of Kahlil Gibran " ...  " The Storm " ... " The Beloved " ... " Love Letter " ...

 " Eye of the Prophet " ... " The Treasured Writings of Kahlil Gibran " ... " The Essential Gibran " ...

" Visions of the Prophet " ... " The Wisdom of Kahlil Gibran " ... " The Beauty of Life " ...

" Patterns of Happiness: Thoughts on the Joys of Living " ... " The Procession " ... " Prophecies of love " ...

" The Vision: Reflections on the Way of the Soul " ... " Spiritual World " ... " Tears and Laughter " 

Khalil Gibran was a Lebanese artist, poet, and writer. Born in the town of Bsharri in the north of modern-day Lebanon (then part of Ottoman Mount Lebanon), as a young man he immigrated with his family to the United States, where he studied art and began his literary career, writing in both English and Arabic. In the Arab world, Gibran is regarded as a literary and political rebel. His romantic style was at the heart of a renaissance in modern Arabic literature, especially prose poetry, breaking away from the classical school. In Lebanon, he is still celebrated as a literary hero.

He is chiefly known in the English-speaking world for his 1923 book The Prophet, an early example of inspirational fiction including a series of philosophical essays written in poetic English prose. The book sold well despite a cool critical reception, gaining popularity in the 1930s and again especially in the 1960s counterculture. Gibran is the third best-selling poet of all time, behind Shakespeare and Lao-Tzu.

Gibran's best-known work is The Prophet, a book composed of twenty-six poetic essays. Its popularity grew markedly during the 1960s with the American counterculture and then with the flowering of the New Age movements. It has remained popular with these and with the wider population to this day. Since it was first published in 1923, The Prophet has never been out of print. Having been translated into more than forty languages, it was one of the bestselling books of the twentieth century in the United States.

One of his most notable lines of poetry is from "Sand and Foam" (1926), which reads: "Half of what I say is meaningless, but I say it so that the other half may reach you". This line was used by John Lennon and placed, though in a slightly altered form, into the song "Julia" from The Beatles' 1968 album The Beatles (aka "The White Album"). Johnny Cash recorded Gibran's "The Eye of the Prophet" as an audio cassette book, and Cash can be heard talking about Gibran's work on a track called "Book Review" on Unearthed (Johnny Cash album).

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