Repose II….Prologue – Gibran

March 10, 2023

Will be writing again soon….have several experiences to catch up on and share!! But, as our world spins around….something currently that is on my mind….

And a youth said, “Speak to us of friendship.” And he answered, saying:

Your friend is your needs answered.

She/He is your field which you sow with love and reap with thanksgiving.

And He is your board and 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 unacclaimed.

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.

“The Prophet” – Kahlil Gibran

4 Responses to “Repose II….Prologue – Gibran”

  1. Rabiah said

    So beautiful. A reading to return to as Ramadan approaches. I thank Allah for you my friend. . .

  2. Delvin Williams said

    Amazing! Every word speaks to how I’ve felt about our friendship and your loving presence in my life. Thank you for sowing high yielding fruits of friendship into our soil of mutual respect . The sweetness is beyond comparison. Thank you for always sharing your inspiring journey.

    • Ahh Yes!! Indeed it also represents how I feel about you….and our times together…or apart!! Thank you for everything…mostly, just being you….always full of love and insight!! Appreciate you always…looking forward to more in the future!! Love You Bruh!! ❤

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