Friday, February 11, 2011

Friendship ~ Kahlil Gibran

Friendship ~ Kahlil Gibran
 

Your friend is your needs answered.
He is your field which you sow with love and reap with thanksgiving.
And he is your board and your fireside.
For you come to him with your hunger, and you seek him for peace.

When your friend speaks his mind you fear not the "nay" in your own mind, nor do you withhold the "ay."
And when he is silent your heart ceases not to listen to his heart;
For without words, in friendship, all thoughts, all desires, all expectations are born and shared, with joy that is un acclaimed.

When you part from your friend, you grieve not;
For that which you love most in him may be clearer in his absence, as the mountain to the climber is clearer from the plain.
And let there be no purpose in friendship save the deepening of the spirit.
For love that seeks aught but the disclosure of its own mystery is not love but a net cast forth: and only the unprofitable is caught.

And let your best be for your friend.
If he must know the ebb of your tide, let him know its flood also.
For what is your friend that you should seek him with hours to kill?
Seek him always with hours to live.
For it is his to fill your need, but not your emptiness.
And in the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures.
For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.

12 comments:

  1. This truly moves me beyond words...oh gosh

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  2. I have had this tucked away for quite some time Heather
    and I felt I wanted to share it here and now.
    So glad that you too have enjoyed the mighty wisdom of KG.

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  3. I've got my hand up first Miss. lol

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  4. True words of wisdom ....
    Have always loved the last line ......

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  5. A wonderful photo to go with a beautiful poem.

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  6. Absolutely Lynne and the last line is a treasure to behold.

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  7. Thank You for visiting Mitch.
    The photo is of Mini and the bear and I just love the colour of Mini's eyes.
    She ofcourse, loves her little bear friend.

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  8. "And in the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures.
    For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed"
    Thanks for visiting my friends.

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  9. Awww, what a sweet kitty. Looks like a young Sparkie, is s/he a bronze Egyptian Mau?

    Wonderful quote by Gibran :-)

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  10. Cute kitty cat. I love Gibran. "The Prophet" is one of my favorite books. He makes any word sound beautiful.

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  11. Kahlil Gibran must have experienced true friendship! Great blog again, Millie!

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