Friday, September 4, 2009

Sand and Foam

"I am forever walking upon these shores,
Betwixt the sand and the foam,
The high tide will erase my footprints,
And the wind will blow away the foam
But the sea and the shore will remain
Once I filled my hand with mist,
Then opened it and lo, the mist was a worm.
And I closed and opened my hand again, and behold there was a bird.
And again I closed and opened my hand, and in its hollow stood a man with a sad face, turned upwards.
And again I closed my hand, and when I opened it there was naught but mist.
But I heard a song of exceeding sweetness.
It was but yesterday I thought myself a fragment quivering without rhythm in the sphere of life."

Kahlil Gibran


William Michaelian said...

Ah, isn’t he wonderful?

Nazia Mallick said...

Oh yes, I have been reading him since many years and still look up 'The Prophet' for answers to so many of life queries, like pain, love, marriage, children etc.