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Khalil Gibran - The Prophet

Created by maluca on 30 Dec 2018

The Prophet is a book of 26 prose poetry fables written in English by the Lebanese-American poet and writer Kahlil Gibran. It was originally published in 1923 by Alfred A. Knopf. It is Gibran's best known work. The Prophet has been translated into over 108 different languages, making it one of the most translated books in history and has never been out of print.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Prophet_(book)

Almustafa, the chosen and the beloved, who was a dawn onto his own day, had waited twelve years in the city of Orphalese for his ship that was to return and bear him back to the isle of his birth.

And in the twelfth year, on the seventh day of Ielool, the month of reaping, he climbed the hill without the city walls and looked seaward; and he beheld the ship coming with the mist...

Translations:  Russian

Then said Almitra, "Speak to us of Love."
And he raised his head and looked upon the people, and there fell a stillness upon them.
And with a great voice he said: ...

Then Almitra spoke again and said, "And what of Marriage, master?"
And he answered saying: ...

Translations:  Italian

And a woman who held a babe against her bosom said, "Speak to us of Children."
And he said: ...

Translations:  Italian German

Then said a rich man, "Speak to us of Giving."
And he answered: ...

Then an old man, a keeper of an inn, said, "Speak to us of Eating and Drinking."
And he said: ...

Then a ploughman said, "Speak to us of Work."
And he answered, saying: ...

Then a woman said, "Speak to us of Joy and Sorrow."
And he answered: ...

Translations:  Italian

A mason came forth and said, "Speak to us of Houses."
And he answered and said: ...

And the weaver said, "Speak to us of Clothes."
And he answered: ...

Translations:  Dutch

And a merchant said, "Speak to us of Buying and Selling."
And he answered and said: ...

Then one of the judges of the city stood forth and said, "Speak to us of Crime and Punishment."
And he answered saying: ...

Then a lawyer said, "But what of our Laws, master?"
And he answered: ...

And an orator said, "Speak to us of Freedom."
And he answered: ...

And the priestess spoke again and said: "Speak to us of Reason and Passion."
And he answered saying: ...

And a woman spoke, saying, "Tell us of Pain."
And he said: ...

And a man said, "Speak to us of Self-Knowledge."
And he answered, saying: ...

Then said a teacher, "Speak to us of Teaching."
And he said: ...

And a youth said, "Speak to us of Friendship." ...

And then a scholar said, "Speak of Talking."
And he answered, saying: ...

And an astronomer said, "Master, what of Time?"
And he answered: ...

And one of the elders of the city said, "Speak to us of Good and Evil."
And he answered: ...

Then a priestess said, "Speak to us of Prayer."
And he answered, saying: ...

Then a hermit, who visited the city once a year, came forth and said, "Speak to us of Pleasure."
And he answered, saying: ...

And a poet said, "Speak to us of Beauty." ...

And an old priest said, "Speak to us of Religion."
And he said: ...

Then Almitra spoke, saying, "We would ask now of Death."
And he said: ...

And now it was evening.

And Almitra the seeress said, "Blessed be this day and this place and your spirit that has spoken."

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