kahlil Gibran on Children

Kahlil gibran on children

The Prophet is a book of 26 prose poetry essays written in English by Kahlil Gibran. It was originally published in 1923. It is Gibran’s best known work. The Prophet has been translated into over forty different languages and has never been out of print. In this book a Prophet who is about to board a ship is stopped by a group of people, with whom he discusses topics such as life and the human condition.

This book has a way of speaking to people at different stages in their lives. It has a magical quality, the more you read it the more you come to understand the words and it’s not filled with any kind of dogma and is available to anyone.

Your children are not your children.

They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself.

They come through you but not from you,

And though they are with you, yet they belong not to you.

You may give them your love but not your thoughts.

For they have their own thoughts.

You may house their bodies but not their souls,

For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.

You may strive to be like them, but seek not to make them like you.

For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.

You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.

The archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite, and He bends you with His might that His arrows may go swift and far.

Let your bending in the archer’s hand be for gladness;

For even as he loves the arrow that flies, so He loves also the bow that is stable.

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Out beyond ideas of wrong doing and right doing, there is a field. I'll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass, the world is too full to talk about. Ideas, language, even the phrase each other doesn't make any sense. ~Rumi
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9 Responses to kahlil Gibran on Children

  1. Ajualuv says:

    This is my favorite passage of the book! Thank you!!

  2. zara3 says:

    Beautiful and meaningful poem 🙂

  3. Lovely post. I do have this book and many quotes I heard from my mother and grandmother growing up. Thank you for visiting my blog. The Alchemist is a great book as well which I am sure you have read.:D Oliana

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  6. kcg1974 says:

    So very beautiful. One of my very favorites. I love to read passages aloud.

  7. Thank you for this, Kahlil Gibran was such a great writer, I’ve only discovered his work very recently, and so good to read! 🙂

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