A tear and a smile

No matter how much Gibran I read I still keep coming back. A while ago I flipped through a tear and a smile but I never committed to reading it but when this year was coming to such a unenthusiastic end I thought I needed a little spirituality to pick my mood up again. 
This book is filled with stories that center around the human spirit. The corruption of the soul is so easy to treat but as humans we are blind to our own mistakes and doomed to repeat them. Your heart has a empty void that only Gibran can fill you will die a lesser man if you pass the chance to read this book. 
Quotes that I loved:

House of fortune

“Share of thy self with the people”
The Criminal 

“…the first touch of humanity’s selfishness make criminals of the humble and make killers of the sons of peace; this does the early greed of humanity grow and strike back at humanity a thousand fold…

I am the human heart, prisoner of substance and victim of earthly laws
Two wishes

Only those return to Eternity who on earth seek out Eternity 
A poets voice

Humanity raged like a tempest, but I sigh in silence for I know the storm must pass away while a sigh goes to God
You may do unto me whatever you wish but you shall not be able to touch my truth

You may shed my blood and burn my body but you cannot kill or hurt my spirit 

…look at the Darkness giving birth to the Sun…
Before the throne of beauty 

Beauty is that which attracts your soul, and that which loves to give and not receive 
A lovers Call

…that kiss was introduction to a great sigh, like the Almighty’s breath that turned earth into man…

Madame Butterfly

One day you’ll wash upon my shore 

 And smile and walk up as if you were here just  yesterday 

We will go back to where we left off 

talking about the early summer rains or 

late sun of June 

And you’ll say you missed me even though you never really left me.  

Midnight Rain

Rain at Night
Rain at Night (Photo credit: Cat Sidh)

Today I am lonely


I do not have a thought in my mind


but for my lonesomeness


I crave a fellow soul


I thirst for sweet passion


I am lonely today


and I act as a dead poet would


I weep at cherished memories


I sob at moments lost


I want to walk in midnight rain


let it soak me


let it fill


my empty heart.


I am lonely today


I curse life and wish to die


if only I never dreamed,






Oh cruel life you may walk past me,


But do not look back at the shadow you missed


for I no more need you


than a  Brahman needs proof of God.


I am alone today


But the only desired midnight rain falls


from my short-sighted eyes.


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