February 13, 2008

"The Prophet" by Kahlil Gibran

This was a special reading when we got married.

You were born together,
and together you shall be forevermore.
You shall be together
when the white wings of death scatter our days.
Ay, you shall be together
even in the silent memory of God.
But let there be spaces in your togetherness,
And let the winds of heaven
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 one 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.
Wednesday, February 13, 2008Cecilia1 comment


Lene said...

So meaningful. Happy Valentine's day Cez! :)