Little Miss Drama

Of Love (from The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran)

on April 15, 2008

From: The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran

And ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation

Of Love:

When love beckons to you, follow him,
Though his ways are hard and steep.
And when his wings enfold you yield to him,
Though the sword hidden among his pinions may wound you,
And when he speaks to you believe in him,
Though his voice may shatter your dreams as the north wind lays waste the garden.
For even as love crowns you so shall he crucify you. Even as he is for your growth so is he for you pruning.
Even as he ascends to your height and caresses your tenderest branches that quiver in the sun,
So shall he descend to your roots and shake them in their clinging to the earth.
Like sheaves of corn he gathers you unto himself.
He threshes you to make you naked.
He sifts you to free from your husks.
He grinds you to whiteness.
He kneads you until your pliant;
And then he assigns you to his sacred fire, that you may become sacred bread for God’s sacred feast.

Love gives naught but itself and takes naught but from itself.
Love possesses  not nor would it be possessed;
For love is sufficient unto love.

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