Remembering Khalil Gibran


On April we celebrate Khalil Gibran; we remember his legacy, and his passing the 10th of this month many years ago. Gibran was a Lebanese poet, writer, artist, and a mystic. He was born in Bsharri in 1883, and grew up in the United States. Among his most celebrated work, a book composed of 26 poetic essays: The Prophet, published in 1923. The depth and style of Gibran’s prose and poetry made his work very popular in the counterculture of the 1960’s, becoming also part of New Age movements. He wrote in English and Arabic, and The Prophet has been translated to 40 languages. A museum on his honor is in Bsharri, Lebanon, exhibiting his writings and other expressions of Khalil Gibran’s art. He died in  New York on April 10th, 1931.

Wisdom ceases to be wisdom when it becomes
too proud to weep, too grave to laugh,
and too selfish to seek other than itself.”
-Khallil Gibran

Content by Lupita Peimbert.