2008-02-09

song of the rain - kahlil gibran

I am dotted silver threads dropped from heaven
By the gods. Nature then takes me, to adorn
Her fields and valleys.

I am beautiful pearls, plucked from the
Crown of Ishtar by the daughter of Dawn
To embellish the gardens.

When I cry the hills laugh;
When I humble myself the flowers rejoice;
When I bow, all things are elated.

The field and the cloud are lovers
And between them I am a messenger of mercy.
I quench the thirst of the one;
I cure the ailment of the other.

The voice of thunder declares my arrival;
The rainbow announces my departure.
I am like earthly life, which begins at
The feet of the mad elements and ends
Under the upraised wings of death.

I emerge from the heart of the sea and
Soar with the breeze. When I see a field in
Need, I descend and embrace the flowers and
The trees in a million little ways.

I touch gently at the windows with my
Soft fingers, and my announcement is a
Welcome song. All can hear, but only
The sensitive can understand.

The heat in the air gives birth to me,
But in turn I kill it,
As woman overcomes man with
The strength she takes from him.

I am the sigh of the sea;
The laughter of the field;
The tears of heaven.

So with love-
Sighs from the deep sea of affection;
Laughter from the colourful field of the spirit;
Tears from the endless heaven of memories.

3 comments:

  1. I love Kahlil Gibran. This is the YouTube link:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNRhqQ1vXXU

    I noticed on youtube that his name is spelled Khalil Gibran, instead of Kahlil, which is how I've always read this?

    "I am the sigh of the sea;" how I adore the sweet bliss of this
    which is what,
    I am.

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  2. Dear Dave, thanks for posting this ever sweet poem of the Bard of Lebanon. Very comforting.
    Marilisa

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  3. sweet .............................................

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