For the next two months GB will be featuring literature related to China and the Middle East. Since I am neither Chinese (well, my grandfather was) nor Middle Eastern, I won’t be posting any originals today. I decided to feature one of the earlier styles of poetry I was exposed to.
I remember seeing The Prophet in our family’s book shelf growing up. I remember picking it up, it was musty and old. I remember turning the pages and was quite unsure what to make of it. Fast forward to present and I find myself often going back to Kahlil Gibran’s poetry.
Gibran was a Lebanese-American poet and artist. His poetry is known for the use of formal language and spiritual terms. His most popular work, The Prophet, reads like a lecture or has the echoes of some books in the Old Testament Bible. Today, I share a poem that is close to me, a message that encompasses my own belief as a developmental psychologist.
For more poetry, head out to Random Noodling, today’s Poetry Friday Host.