THE PROPHET Author:KAHLIL GIBRAN Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931) was born in Bisharri, in northern Lebanon. In 1895 he and his family emigrated to Boston. He was a poet, a philosopher, and an artist. He is essentially an Arabic poet, writing first in Arabic and then translating into prose poetry. This book is his masterpiece. It's section on marriage has often been used instea... more »d of the traditional marriage vows.
The Prophet has been exiled for 12 years. Today, as he sees the boat coming to take him back, he is struck by the sadness of leaving. The people beg him to stay with them. Wiser, the seeress Almitra realizes he cannot stay, but asks him to speak and leave them his truth.« less