Monthly Archives: October 2010

A take on Love

Love one another, but make not a bond of love

Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls

Fill each other’s cup but drink not from one cup

Give one another of your bread but eat not from the same loaf

Sing and dance together and be joyous, but let each one of you be alone,

Even as the strings of a lute are alone though they quiver with the same music

Give your hearts, but not into each other’s keeping

For only the hand of Life can contain your hearts

And stand together yet not too near together:

For the pillars of the temple stand apart,

And the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other’s shadow.

 

– Excerpted from Khalil Gibran’s The Prophet.

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