Khalil Gibran Comments (43)

Mans ignorance a destiny of dance...
'How cruel is man's ignorance' (Khalil Gibran)
''Spare me the political events and power struggles, as the whole earth is my homeland and all men are my fellow countrymen.'' (Khalil Gibran)
I have two favorite poets, Kahlil Gibran, and Dr. Maya Angelou, they compose some of the most heart felt works that touched me since I was very young, giving me the desire to put my thoughts on paper or anything else I could find handy splashing the thoughts before they were gone, very hard to recall them in proper sync. I have hard time writing with my small Kindle, my eyesight not to sharp, clicking on the letters is terrible so excuse my boo boo's, hope to send in a few, my best to all you poets, lovers of Words with magic.
Not just a poet. One of the world's 10 leading writers, if you look at the depth of the meaning of words. Several interesting jumps in his development. Christian, but Gibran became more of an universalist after the meetings with 'Abdu'l-Bahá (and wrote things like I love you when you bow in your mosque, kneel in your temple, pray in your church. For you and I are sons of One religion, and it is the spirit.) . This should have occured the summer of 1912, since Abdu'l-Bahá arrived in New York City on 11 April 1912, after declining an offer of passage on the RMS Titanic, telling the Bahá'í believers, instead, to donate the money for the first class ticket to charity. It is not known what these two men from the same region of the world actually spoke about. But 'Abdu'l-Bahás decision (or divine intervention) to not travel with Titanic led to a meeting that changed Gibran and his writing, as well as it allowed 'Abdu'l-Bahá to survive and make a sect to a new world religion.
I always print out his poem about children and hand it to parents.... He had such great ideas...love all his writing.
Khalil Gibran, amazing work, and inspiration to all, and especially Arabs :)
a great poet from a small country just like me
I SUGGEST ALL TO READ HIS AUTOBIOGRAPHY PROPHET WHICH IS A TRUE STORY OF PURE AND PLATONIC LOVE THAT HE SHARED WITH 'MARY'
It was such a great discovery for me when 2 or 3 years before I suddenly found this greatest writers work..... All my life I have spent in books, read this work, that work... But Khalil Gibran, s works gave me wings to fly.... You read him and you find yourself... You read him and you understand that really GOD blessed this world, if there is ones, as Khalil Gibran... Who MIT feet so deep, whose words can make you a real part of this world... Greatest poet, greatest humanist, greatest man....