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Friday, November 26, 2010

tell us of pain : by Kahlil Gibran

by Kahlil Gibran

And a woman spoke, saying, Tell us of Pain.

And he said:

Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.

Even as the stone of the fruit must break that its heart may stand in the sun, so must you know pain.

And could you keep your heart in wonder at the daily miracles of your life, your pain would not seem less wondrous than your joy;

And you would accept the seasons of your heart, even as you have always accepted the seasons that pass over your fields.

And you would watch with serenity through the winters of your grief.

Much of your pain is self-chosen. It is the bitter potion by which the physician within you heals your sick self.

Therefore trust the physician, and drink his remedy in silence and tranquillity:

For his hand, though havy and hard is guided by the tender hand of the Unseen,

And the cup he brings, though it burn your lips, has been fashioned of the clay which the Potter has moistened with His own sacred tears.

52 comments:

  1. Was this originally written in English? It feels translated.

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  2. This poem... touches the soul.
    Thanks so much for sharing this poem with us!

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  3. Much of your pain is self-chosen. It is the bitter potion by which the physician within you heals your sick self.

    I really like that line

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  4. Same, that line spoke to me as well.

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  5. Ah I love poems I wish I still used to write them. Even if they were all emo and depressing from a simpler time...

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  6. @bigjohn yea me too man. that is my favorite line. its like saying "its ok to hurt inside because that is what is supposed to happen"

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  7. Interesting poem, I don't know much about poetry but hopefully I can learn more

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  8. Nice poem. Following & supporting.

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  9. thanks for checking out my page, and great poem!

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  10. ah.. this kinda hits home. ._.

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  11. lloooovvee <3 "accept the seasons of your heart" FAVE LINE

    xoxo

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  12. i agree, much of pain is self chosen.

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  13. i like it!!

    thanks for stopping by my blog

    xx Marina

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  14. Gibran is the third best-selling poet of all time which is crazy!

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  15. great concept of blog, will check out more :)

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  16. Wow, nice, I got a soul - touching feeling

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  18. So, glad I found this blog. I'm following now

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  19. I would actually like to say this...the ad on the left covers part of the poem. I would recommend changing its dimensions. Also, i like this poem.

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  20. This reminds me that I want to read one of his books (The Prophet)! again, great choice on the poem ;) Do you know Dylan Thomas? If not you should check him out, he might just be my all time favourite. They made a movie about him called The Edge of Love, with Sienna Miller, Keira Knightley and Matthew Rhys ;)

    xoxo

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  22. I really love your blog, good way to zone out, be reading a little bit of poetry in the middle of a busy day :)
    Great poem you got here, keep em coming!

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  23. thats a great poem. pretty deep.

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  24. Thank you very much for your lovely and funny comment!

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