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Place de la Concorde

Near where the royal victims fell In days gone by, caught in the swell Of a ruthless tide Of human passion, deep and wide: There where we two A Nation’s later sorrow knew— To-day, O friend! I stood Amid a self-ruled multitude That by nor sound nor...

by Florence Earle Coates

added by naama
1 day ago
How I Became a Madman (Prologue)

You ask me how I became a madman. It happened thus: One day, long before many gods were born, I woke from a deep sleep and found all my masks were stolen,—the seven masks I have fashioned and worn in seven lives,—I ran maskless through the crowded...

by Kahlil Gibran

added by halel
1 day ago
On Work

Then a ploughman said, Speak to us of Work. And he answered, saying: You work that you may keep pace with the earth and the soul of the earth. For to be idle is to become a stranger unto the seasons, and to step out of life’s proces...

by Kahlil Gibran

added by halel
1 day ago
On Beauty

And a poet said, Speak to us of Beauty. And he answered: Where shall you seek beauty, and how shall your find her unless she herself be your way and your guide? And how shall you speak of her except she be the weaver of your speech?...

by Kahlil Gibran

added by halel
1 day ago
Better to Die

Better to die, where gallant men are dying, Than to live on with them that basely fly: Better to fall, the soulless Fates defying, Than unassailed to wander vainly, trying To turn one’s face from an accusing sky! Days matter not, nor years ...

by Florence Earle Coates

added by naama
1 day ago
Better to Die

Better to die, where gallant men are dying, Than to live on with them that basely fly: Better to fall, the soulless Fates defying, Than unassailed to wander vainly, trying To turn one’s face from an accusing sky! Days matter not, nor years ...

by Florence Earle Coates

added by naama
1 day ago
On Children

And a woman who held a babe against her bosom said, Speak to us of Children. And he said: Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself. They come through you but not from you...

by Kahlil Gibran

added by halel
1 day ago
On Clothes

And the weaver said, Speak to us of Clothes. And he answered: Your clothes conceal much of your beauty, yet they hide not the unbeautiful. And though you seek in garments the freedom of privacy you may find in them a harness and a c...

by Kahlil Gibran

added by halel
1 day ago
On Love

Then said Almitra, Speak to us of Love. And he raised his head and looked upon the people, and there fell a stillness upon them. And with a great voice he said: When love beckons to you, follow him, Though his ways are hard and stee...

by Kahlil Gibran

added by halel
1 day ago
On Marriage

Then Almitra spoke again and said, And what of Marriage, master? And he answered saying: You were born together, and together you shall be forevermore. You shall be together when the white wings of death scatter your days. ...

by Kahlil Gibran

added by halel
1 day ago
On Buying and Selling

And a merchant said, Speak to us of Buying and Selling. And he answered and said: To you the earth yields her fruit, and you shall not want if you but know how to fill your hands. It is in exchanging the gifts of the earth that you ...

by Kahlil Gibran

added by halel
1 day ago
On Joy and Sorrow

Then a woman said, Speak to us of Joy and Sorrow. And he answered: Your joy is your sorrow unmasked. And the selfsame well from which your laughter rises was oftentimes filled with your tears. And how else can it be? The d...

by Kahlil Gibran

added by halel
1 day ago
On Pleasure

Then a hermit, who visited the city once a year, came forth and said, Speak to us of Pleasure. And he answered, saying: Pleasure is a freedom-song, But it is not freedom. It is the blossoming of your desires, But it is not...

by Kahlil Gibran

added by halel
1 day ago

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