A Second Treasury of Kahlil Gibran by Kahlil Gibran

By Kahlil Gibran

Works on pleasure and sorrow, lifestyles and love, through Kahlil Gibran, the most celebrated smooth philosophers during this brilliant quantity, Gibran's writings were translated from their local Arabic to English by means of Anthony Rizcallah Ferris. the gathering comprises The damaged Wings, an exquisitely delicate, poetic love tale; The Voice of the grasp, a outstanding examine of existence; and strategies and Meditations, containing Gibran's religious message to the area. each one paintings, studded with gem stones of knowledge and fact, provides as much as a hot, vigorous, and philosophical portrait of 1 of the 20th century's maximum poetic masters.

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THE HOUSE WAS CLEAN... TEN-FIFTEEN. THE GARDEN SPRINKLERS CAME UP IN GOLDEN FOUNTS. THE WATER PELTED WINDOWPANES, RUNNING DOWN THE CHARRED WEST SIDE WHERE THE HOUSE HAD BEEN BURNED EVENLY FREE OF ITS WHITE PAINT... TWELVE NOON. A DOG WHINED, SHIVERING, ON THE FRONT PORCH... THE BEHIND THE BEHIND T HE DOG FROTHED AT THE MOUTH, LYING AT THE DOOR, SNIFFING, ITS EYES TURNED TO FIRE... DOG RAN AROUND, HYSTERICALLY YELPING TO EACH DOOR,AT LAST REALIZING, AS THE HOUSE REALIZED, THAT ONLY SILENCE WAS HERE!

THE FIRE CRACKLED ON... NOW THE FIRE LAY IN BEDS, STOOD IN WINDOWS, CHANGING THE COLOR OF THE DRAPES... BUT IT FED UPON PICASSOS AND MATISSES IN THE HALLS, LIKE DELICACIES, BAKING OFF THE OILY FLESH, TENDERLY CRISPING THE CANVASES INTO BLACK SHAVINGS... AND THEN REINFORCEMENTS! FROM ATTIC TRAP-DOORS, BLIND ROBOT FACES PEERED DOWN WITH FAUCET-MOUTHS GUSHING GREEN CHEMICAL... THE FIRE WAS CLEVER! IT HAD SENT FLAMES OUTSIDE THE HOUSE, UP THROUGH THE ATTIC TO THE PUMPS THERE! AN EXPLOSION... THE THE FIRE BACKED OFF, AS EVEN AN ELEPHANT MUST AT THE SIGHT OF A DEAD SNAKE.

AND THE VOICES FADED AS THE WIRES POPPED THEIR SHEATHINGS. IN THE NURSERY, THE BLUE LIONS ROARED, PURPLE GIRAFFS BOUNDED OFF, PANTHERS RAN IN CIRCLES, CHANGING COLOR... HELP! HELP! FIRE! RUN... VOICES DIED. IN THE LAST INSTANT UNDER THE FIRE AVALANCHE, OTHER CHORUSES, OBLIVIOUS, COULD BE HEARD ANNOUNCING THE TIME, PLAYING MUSIC, REMINDING THE HOT FLAMES OF DUE BILLS. DOORS OPENED AND SLAMMED. A FEW LAST CLEANING MICE DARTED BRAVELY OUT TO CARRY AWAY THE HORRID ASHES... THE CRASH! THE ATTIC SMASHED INTO THE KITCHEN...

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