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Free PDF, epub, Kindle ebook. The Prophet is a book of 26 prose poetry essays written in English by the Lebanese artist, philosopher and writer Kahlil Gibran. Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg. Project Gutenberg · 59, free ebooks · 4 by Kahlil Gibran. Khalil Gibran.. Page 2. 2. KHALIL GIBRAN. THE PROPHET You cannot erase it by burning your law books nor by washing the foreheads of.
Its popularity grew markedly during the s with the American counterculture and then with the flowering of the New Age movements. It has remained popular with these and with the wider population to this day. Since it was first published in , The Prophet has never been out of print. Having been translated into more than languages, making it among the top ten most translated books in history  it was one of the best-selling books of the twentieth century in the United States.
Elvis Presley was deeply affected by Gibran's The Prophet after receiving his first copy in He reportedly read passages to his mother and over the years gave away copies of "The Prophet" to friends and colleagues.
Photographs of his handwritten notes under certain passages throughout his copy are archived on various Museum websites. One of his most notable lines of poetry is from "Sand and Foam" , which reads: "Half of what I say is meaningless, but I say it so that the other half may reach you".
AND as he walked he saw from afar men and women leaving their fields and their vineyards and hastening towards the city gates.
And he heard their voices calling his name, and shouting from field to field telling one another of the coming of his ship. AND he said to himself: Shall the day of parting be the day of gathering?
And shall it be said that my eve was in truth my dawn? And what shall I give unto him who has left his slough in midfurrow, or to him who has stopped the wheel of his winepress?
Shall my heart become a tree heavy—laden with fruit that I may gather and give unto them? And shall my desires flow like a fountain that I may fill their cups?
Am I a harp that the hand of the mighty may touch me, or a flute that his breath may pass through me? A seeker of silences am I, and what treasure have I found in silences that I may dispense with confidence?
If this is my day of harvest, in what fields have I sowed the seed, and in what unremembered seasons? If this indeed be the hour in which I lift up my lantern, it is not my flame that shall burn therein. Empty and dark shall I raise my lantern, And the guardian of the night shall fill it with oil and he shall light it also.
THESE things he said in words. But much in his heart remained unsaid.
For he himself could not speak his deeper secret. Your Thought and Mine Lebanon was as divided then as it is today which was encouraged by the Ottoman Turks who occupied Lebanon as part of its province of "Greater Syria". Constant conflicts between Chrislamic sects fostered an ongoing series of atrocities between these intimately related spiritual groups.
Gibran was inspired to heal the rifts between these groups. Sadly today, even though one can genetically test these groups and find they are in fact related by blood, they prefer to kill each each other over the minor differences in their Chrislamic beliefs. Gibran, a thoughtful and insightful child, was deeply influenced by the beauty of the nature which surrounded him. These informed his writings which were inspired by the cedars of Lebanon and the natural beauty.
His family was too poor to enable him to receive formal education. In this way Lebanon was much like England or the United States today in which education is restricted to the wealthy. He was fortunate, God smiled and through the kindness of a local Christian priest he was able to learn to read and write through studying the bible and other texts the minister had.
Naturally one of his great strengths was his ability to speak several languages including Syriac, Arabic, Turkish and later English. His mother Kamila Rahmeh was thirty when Gibran was born. He was the son of her her third husband.