Sunday, July 11, 2010

Life is Nothing without Friendship

Hello to all of you, I would love to share the following with you written by Kahlil Gibran, he has long been a favourite Author of mine and I am sure he was indeed a prophet himself.
And a youth said, Speak to us of friendship.
And he answered, saying:
Your friend is your needs answered.
He is your field which you sow with love and reap with thanksgiving.
And he is your board and your fireside.
For you come to him with your hunger, and you seek him for peace.
When your friend speaks his mind you fear not the 'nay' in your own mind, nor do you withhold the 'ay'.
And when he is silent your heart ceases not to listen to his heart;
For without words, in friendship, all thoughts, all desires, all expectations are born and shared, with joy that is unacclaimed.
When you part from your friend, you grieve not;
For that which you love most in him will be clearer in his absence, as the mountain to the climber is clearer from the plain.
And let there be no purpose in friendship save the deepening of the spirit.
For love that seeks aught but the disclosure of its mystery is not love but a net cast forth: and only the unprofitable is caught.
And let the best be for your friend.
If he must know the ebb of your tide, let him know its flood also.
For what is your friend that you should seek him with hours to kill?
Seek him always with hours to live.
For it is his to fill your need, but not your emptyness.
And in the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures.
For in the dew of the little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.

Sharing light with Kimmy. Striving to create a path between the present course of events and a new course; leading to new outcomes.

1 comment:

  1. Nice poem! We really need someone we can lean on if ever we have a problem. A life with friends is a life well spent. Lovers may come and go but friends will remain loyal to you, no matter what you’ve been through.