A belated Valentine's day message

Quoted from 'The Prophet' by Kahlil Gibran

You were born together, and together you shall be for evermore.
You shall be together when the white wings of death scatter your days.
Aye, you shall be together even in the silent memory of God.
But let there be spaces in your togetherness,
And let the winds of the heavens dance between you.
Love one another, but make not a bond of love:
Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.
Fill each other's cup but drink not from one cup.
Give another of your bread but eat not from the same loaf.
Sing and dance together and be joyous, but let each one of you be alone,
Even as the strings of a lute are alone though they quiver with the same music.
Give your hearts but not into each other's keeping.
For only the hand of Life can contain your hearts.
And stand together yet not too near together:
For the pillars of the temple stand apart,
And the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other's shadow.


  1. Yup...so this is the comment option; feels as if I made a great discovery; I was trying hard to express my respect, admiration and indeed a tint of likeness to this mastermind..But this post was quite unexpected as Prophet is one of my favorite book and these my favorite words.
    I can't type everything all over again, read the reply to your comment on my blog yaar

  2. I was in the mood of a discussion, when I posted comments on Gibran as well as the comments on those posts below..Slightly disappointed that it evoked no response....anyway keep moving yaar

  3. Never be disappointed, we have lot of time and topics in hand to discuss :)