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In the Twilight of Memory

The Farewell
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.

~ Theresa

25 thoughts on “In the Twilight of Memory

  1. 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!

  2. 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.

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