from The Prophet
by Kahlil Gibran
Farewell to you and the youth I have spent with you.
It was but yesterday we met in a dream.
You have sung to me in my aloneness,
and I of your longings have built a tower in the sky.
But now our sleep has fled and our dream is over,
and it is no longer dawn.
The noontide is upon us and our half-waking has turned to fuller day,
and we must part.
If in the twilight of memory we should meet once more,
we shall speak again together and
you shall sing to me a deeper song.
And if our hands should meet in another dream
we shall build another tower in the sky.
For all those who have lost a beloved,
may you meet and speak and love once again
while singing a deeper song.
so beautiful dear
I memorized this in college and it has been with me ever since. I’m glad it speaks to you.
oh dear I love it so much
thank you for being there
you have come in my life as a blessing
this is lovely – i hope it is true:)
So do I…I choose to believe it is.
Me too, I choose to believe it is, for a long time…
Thank you, Theresa
I came upon this poem in an autobiography from one of Elvis Presleys girlfriends, and was mesmerized by the words ! How prophetic they are in later life!
You’re not alone in being pulled to these words. Welcome!
I read this often..more profound and beautiful each time 🙂
I agree with you, especially as I get older and have experienced so much more of life. Thank you for stopping by…
I love this poem. It speaks to my heart. Thank you for sharing it.
You’re so very welcome; it’s one of my favorites.
A deeper song. Wow that’s great
Thank you and welcome. This is my favorite passage from The Prophet.
I was raised with Rumi – a favourite of my father’s, who has now passed on – this brought back a flood of memories. Thank you for sharing.
You are so very welcome. Rumi is a man of great wisdom as well.
Reading The Prophet always brings a tear to my eye – a quite magisterial work.
I so agree. It is a long time favorite of mine.
I had forgotten this one. Thanks for posting it. Beautiful!
You’re so welcome. It’s a favorite of mine.
A friend gave me The Prophet as a graduation gift and I have cherished its insights ever since. It is that leap over “the God of traditional Christian philosophy” and “the God of Christian revelation” (Weinandy) Both perspectives seem integral to each other to affirm life is worth living, despite many hardships. But the God of revelation appears to be captured in such passages like “In the depth of your hopes and desires lies your silent knowledge of the beyond; And like seeds dreaming beneath the snow your heart dreams of spring,” brings us close to the door and peek inside to something magical, mostly because it reflects love.
Welcome! Dreaming of spring…
I miss holding hands.
“I do not know where my road is going, but I walk better when my hand holds yours.” ~ Alfred de Musset