Nepal: Song of Rain, by Kahlil Gibran

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woman, purple umbrella, stupaSong Of The Rain VII
Kahlil Gibran

I am dotted silver threads dropped from heaven
By the gods. Nature then takes me, to adorn
Her fields and valleys.
I am beautiful pearls, plucked from the
Crown of Ishtar by the daughter of Dawn
To embellish the gardens.
When I cry the hills laugh; when I
humble myself the flowers rejoice;
when I bow, all things are elated.
The field and the cloud are lovers
And between them I am a messenger of mercy.
I quench the thirst of one;
I cure the ailment of the other.
The voice of thunder declares my arrival;
The rainbow announces my departure.
I am like earthly life, which begins at
The feet of the mad elements and ends
Under the upraised wings of death.

woman, purple umbrella, stupa-4I emerge from the heard of the sea
Soar with the breeze. When I see a field in
Need, I descend and embrace the flowers and the trees in a million little ways.
I touch gently at the windows with my
Soft fingers, and my announcement is a
Welcome song.
All can hear, but only
The sensitive can understand.
The heat in the air gives birth to me,
But in turn I kill it,
As woman
overcomes man with
The strength she takes from him.
I am the sigh of the sea;
The laughter of the field;
The tears of heaven.
So with love –
Sighs from the deep sea of affection;
Laughter from the colorful field of the spirit;
Tears from the endless heaven of memories.

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rain, monk, stupa
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  1. Rita

    such beautiful images! There’s something about rain that makes photographs so beautiful and you captured it so well. I also love Gibran. 99% because he’s an amazing writer, but have to admit that 1% is because he’s Lebanese.

  2. Marsha Filia

    In this collage, where all the people are walking away from you and younsee their backs/ umbrellas, there is that one man, without an umbrella, turned, facing you. This is magic!

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