Friday, July 11, 2014

Love And togetherness

But let there be spaces in your togetherness
And let the winds of heaven dance between you.
Love one another but make not a bond of love ;
let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.
Fill each other's cup but drink not from one cup,
Give one another of your bread but eat not from the same loaf.
Sing and dance together and be joyous,
But let each one of you alone.
Even as the strings of a flute are alone though they quiver with the same music.
Give your hearts, but not into each other's keeping ;
For only the hand of life can contain your hearts.
And stand together yet not too near together,
For the pillars of the temple stand apart.
And the oak tree and the Cypress grow not in each other's shadow.

Its written by Kahlil Gibran, I read it some where and liked it. Its like Chhayavad of Hindi written by the writers like Jayshankar Prasad etc, where human love and love of god are merged together in description.


Bikram said...

hmmm I understood a bit but not all of it ..

lovely though


SG said...

Must be a good one. But this is too much for my pea brain to understand.

Anonymous said...

These words by Kahlil Gibran seem to talk about partners giving each other space in the relationship, also described as 'detached attachment' or 'attachment wit detachment'.

Renu said...

Bikram: Oh Bikram..I just love kahlil Zibran..he puts everything so simply..

SG:..:) you got it..its so vital to have space in relationships..

sm said...

deep meaningful

Jeevan said...


indu chhibber said...

Deep thoughts which ring true.

Rahul Bhatia said...

Agree with what Indu says:)

rudraprayaga said...

What I understand is everything should have a line of control.I don't know if I am correct.

Ashwini C N said...

Beautiful words. I think I understood the essence of the poem. Thanks for sharing :-)

Dilip said...

Thanks for sharing these empowering thoughts by Kahlil. The key to happiness in a relationship is the delicate balance of "closeness and space".

Tara said...

Intricate !!

Renu said...

Thank you everybody ! Kahlil Zibran is my favourite because of what he has written about marital space and children..

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