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Monday, July 25, 2011

My Little Book of Poetry

I don't profess to read a lot of poetry but I do have some favorites and The Prophet, by Kahlil Gibran is one of them.  I cannot count the number of times that I have read the chapters in this little book of treasures or the number of people I have purchased this book for because I can think of no other book that explains the many issues of life or the human condition as well as this book does.

It was written by Kahlil Gibran, a Lebanese artist, philosopher and writer and this book is considered his best work.

The prophet, Al Mustafa, who has lived in the foreign city of Orphalese for 12 years is about to board a ship which will carry him home. He is stopped by a group of people, with whom he discusses the many issues of life and the human condition.

There are chapters on love, marriage, children, self-knowledge, giving, friendship, death, and many more.  Each chapter is filled with a wealth of knowledge in life lessons. A book, that you can read and contemplate, put down and pick back up again anytime.  If there was ever a book that I can wholeheartedly recommend it would be this one.  It has remained on my bookshelf since I met my husband, who recommended it after we met 41 years ago.


Have you ever read this book? If so, what did you think of it?  Would it be a book that you would recommend?  Kindly leave your comments as I would welcome your opinions.


  1. i have heard about this book before. i realy need to read it- thank you for your kindness Kris. i live 40 km from Oslo. me and my family are fine. loads of love : )

  2. It is a book I started to read many many years ago. For some reason I didn't finish it. I must re-visit. It would mean far more to me now than it did in my 20's.

  3. Thank-you, Kris, for this book recommendation...I love reading books that other people have recommended and while I've seen this book, I'm not sure I've ever known anything about now I must read it!!..


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