"Song of the Wave" by Kahlil Gibran  

mysteriesofme 44F
253 posts
3/24/2006 7:47 pm

Last Read:
4/11/2006 8:28 am

"Song of the Wave" by Kahlil Gibran

I'm still holding my words close for now - until then, once again.. I'll leave you with another favorite of mine, by one of my favorites.. that soothed me tonight:

Kahlil Gibran's "Song of the Wave"

THE STRONG SHORE is my beloved
And I am his sweetheart.
We are at last united by love, and
Then the moon draws me from him.
I go to him in haste and depart
Reluctantly, with many
Little farewells.

I steal swiftly from behind the
Blue horizon to cast the silver of
My foam upon the gold of his sand, and
We blend in melted brilliance.

I quench his thirst and submerge his
Heart; he softens my voice and subdues
My temper.
At dawn I recite the rules of love upon
His ears, and he embraces me longingly.

At eventide I sing to him the song of
Hope, and then print smooth kisses upon
His face; I am swift and fearful, but he
Is quiet, patient, and thoughtful. His
Broad bosom soothes my restlessness.
As the tide comes we caress each other,
When it withdraws, I drop to his feet in
Prayer.

Many times have I danced around mermaids
As they rose from the depths and rested
Upon my crest to watch the stars;
Many times have I heard lovers complain
Of their smallness, and I helped them to sigh.

Many times have I teased the great rocks
And fondled them with a smile, but never
Have I received laughter from them;
Many times have I lifted drowning souls
And carried them tenderly to my beloved
Shore. He gives them strength as he
Takes mine.

Many times have I stolen gems from the
Depths and presented them to my beloved
Shore. He takes in silence, but still
I give for he welcomes me ever.

In the heaviness of night, when all
Creatures seek the ghost of Slumber, I
Sit up, singing at one time and sighing
At another. I am awake always.

Alas! Sleeplessness has weakened me!
But I am a lover, and the truth of love
Is strong.
I may weary, but I shall never die.


GardenGnome2006 58M

3/24/2006 8:30 pm

beautiful post. Thanks for sharing


deliciousngood 64F
1665 posts
3/24/2006 8:59 pm

I can see why that would comfort you. LOVELY.

Do you also read Rumi?

Goodnight!


mysteriesofme 44F

3/25/2006 8:18 am

You're most Welcome.


mysteriesofme 44F

3/25/2006 8:19 am

    Quoting deliciousngood:
    I can see why that would comfort you. LOVELY.

    Do you also read Rumi?

    Goodnight!
Not yet, but I will, since now you have me curious.


deliciousngood 64F
1665 posts
3/25/2006 2:24 pm

Get The Essential Rumi by Coleman Barks, translator....it is awesome


toothysmile 50M
16515 posts
3/25/2006 2:26 pm

Absolutely beautiful.
I love it.


mysteriesofme 44F

3/25/2006 10:21 pm

    Quoting deliciousngood:
    Get The Essential Rumi by Coleman Barks, translator....it is awesome
I do like Rumi - thanks for the intro


mysteriesofme 44F

3/25/2006 10:22 pm

Glad you loved it.. he is a favorite of mine


deliciousngood 64F
1665 posts
3/26/2006 8:29 am

A Poem by Rumi for you...

There is some kiss we want with
our whole lives, the touch of

spirit on the body. Seawater
begs the pearl to break its shell.

And the lily, how passionately
it needs some wild darling! At

night I open the window and ask
the moon to come and press its

face against mine. Breathe into
me. Close the language-door and

open the love-window. The moon
won't use the door, only the window.


mysteriesofme 44F

3/26/2006 10:49 am

    Quoting deliciousngood:
    A Poem by Rumi for you...

    There is some kiss we want with
    our whole lives, the touch of

    spirit on the body. Seawater
    begs the pearl to break its shell.

    And the lily, how passionately
    it needs some wild darling! At

    night I open the window and ask
    the moon to come and press its

    face against mine. Breathe into
    me. Close the language-door and

    open the love-window. The moon
    won't use the door, only the window.

extremely interesting.. 'as her gaze looks back and forth from the words to the picture to the words again'


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