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In the Twilight of Memory

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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.

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For all those who have lost a beloved,
may you meet and speak and love once again
while singing a deeper song.
~ Theresa

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2 thoughts on “In the Twilight of Memory

    • Thank you, Elaine – it’s always been a favorite of mine since my college days. As I’ve gotten older, it’s meant even more to me, hence the comments at the end. I appreciate your taking the time to read and comment.

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