The Prophet

Khalil Gibran

★★★★★

 

 

Love one another but make not a bond of love: Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.

 

The Prophet is a book of poetic essays — poems with a message. The topics covered include love, marriage, children, work, freedom, friendship, time, religion and death.

It’s a short book — Gibran’s ideas on each topic are distilled perfectly, with no word that lacks a purpose. It doesn’t feel like an attempt to teach, but an opening of your eyes to some of life’s hidden realities.

If your experience with it is anything like mine, you’ll find yourself thinking back to specific passages for months or years to come.