poetry cures all

I find that there is a solution in poetry to almost any inner feelings that I have. I shared this with TSO today and thought it was too lovely to not share.

Self-Knowledge by Kahlil Gibran

"And a man said, Speak to us of Self-Knowledge.And he answered saying:
Your hearts know in silence the secrets of the days and the nights.
But your ears thirst for the sound of your heart's knowledge.
You would know in words that which you have always known in thought.
You would touch with your fingers the naked body of your dreams.

And it is well you should.
The hidden well-spring of your soul must needs rise and run
murmuring to the sea;
And the treasure of your infinite depths would be revealed to your eyes.
But let there be no scales to weigh your unknown treasure;
And seek not the depths of your knowledge with staff or sounding line.
For self is a sea boundless and measureless.

Say not, "I have found the truth," but rather, "I have found a truth.
"Say not, "I have found the path of the soul." Say rather, "I have met the soul walking upon my path."
For the soul walks upon all paths.
The soul walks not upon a line, neither does it grow like a reed.
The soul unfolds itself, like a lotus of countless petals."


Anonymous said…
I love Kahlil Gibran. I started work again and it's been super busy for me. I miss stopping by here but was glad you could stop by my blog. Always happy to see you there. ;-)

Me too Paz! And thanks for stopping by. I have been missing your blog and I don't even have as good a reason as you did. ;) Glad you're back in Blog World!

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