The Forerunner: His Parables and Poems

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Jun 14, 2011 - Poetry - 64 pages
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"You are your own forerunner, and the towers you have builded are but the foundation of your own giant-self. And that self too shall be a foundation."

"And I too am my own forerunner, for the long shadow stretching before me at sunrise shall gather under my feet at the noon hour. Yet another sunrise shall lay another shadow before me, and that also shall be gathered at another noon."

"Always have we been our own forerunners, and always shall we be. And all that we have gathered and shall gather shall be but seeds for fields yet unploughed. We are the fields and the ploughmen, the gatherers an the gathered."
 

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Contents

THE FORERUNNER
GODS FOOL
LOVE
THE KINGHERMIT
THE LIONS DAUGHTER
TYRANNY
THE SAINT
THE PLUTOCRAT
OUT OF MY DEEPER HEART
DYNASTIES
KNOWLEDGE AND HALFKNOWLEDGE
SAID A SHEET OF SNOWWHITE PAPER 
THE SCHOLAR AND THE POET
VALUES
OTHER SEAS
REPENTANCE

THE GREATER SELF
WAR AND THE SMALL NATIONS
CRITICS
POETS
THE WEATHERCOCK
THE KING OF ARADUS
THE DYING MAN AND THE VULTURE
BEYOND MY SOLITUDE
THE LAST WATCH
A NOTE ABOUT THE AUTHOR
THE BOOKS OF KAHLIL GIBRAN
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About the author (2011)

Kahlil Gibran (1883-1931), poet, philosopher, and artist, was born in Lebanon, a land that has produced many prophets. The millions of Arabic-speaking peoples familiar with his writings in that language consider him the genius of his age. But he was a man whose fame and influence spread far beyond the Near East. His poetry has been translated into more than twenty languages. His drawings and paintings have been exhibited in the great capitals of the world and compared by Auguste Rodin to the work of William Blake. In the United States, which he made his home during the last twenty years of his life, he began to write in English. The Prophet and his other books of poetry, illustrated with his mystical drawings, are known and loved by innumerable American who find in them an expression of the deepest impulses of man’s heart and mind.

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