Monday, November 15, 2010

For you, my sisters...

On Friendship
Kahlil Gibran

Your friend is your needs answered.
He is your field which you sow with love and reap with thanksgiving.
And he is your board and your fireside.
For you come to him with your hunger, and you seek him for peace.

When your friend speaks his mind you fear not the "nay" in your own mind, nor do you withhold the "ay."
And when he is silent your heart ceases not to listen to his heart;
For without words, in friendship, all thoughts, all desires, all expectations are born and shared, with joy that is unacclaimed.
When you part from your friend, you grieve not;
For that which you love most in him may be clearer in his absence, as the mountain to the climber is clearer from the plain.
And let there be no purpose in friendship save the deepening of the spirit.
For love that seeks aught but the disclosure of its own mystery is not love but a net cast forth: and only the unprofitable is caught.

And let your best be for your friend.
If he must know the ebb of your tide, let him know its flood also.
For what is your friend that you should seek him with hours to kill?
Seek him always with hours to live.
For it is his to fill your need, but not your emptiness.
And in the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures.
For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.

p/s: I dedicate the song 'Count Me On' by Bruno Mars to my sisters. Always count me on. Actually I want to upload the video clip, but i don't know how...


suria jay said...

honey! this is so sweet! thanks so much for the poem and may our friendship last forever!

really gonna miss u all so badly!

Ballet shoes said...

Alhamdulillah. I searched for his poem into Google n i found it! love his poem :)

i noe u love me heaps hahha

dianakamal said...

I love Kahlil Gibran! I love the song! And I love u most!

I just watched the clip from utube. Now, I understand why my student, S, loves the song very much. But, I think she likes the singer more. Take care dear! See u after Eid.

Ballet shoes said...

Love u the most too!!! the lyrics make the song so wonderful ay.

Love u dear! always count on me :)