Friday, January 16, 2009

Song of the Soul


In the depth of my soul there is
A wordless song-a song that lives
In the seed of my heart.
It refuses to melt with ink on Parchment; it engulfs my affection
In a transparent cloak and flows,
But not upon my lips.

How can I sigh it?
I fear it may Mingle with earthly ether;
To whom shall I sing it?
It dwells In the house of my soul, in fear of
Harsh ears.

When I look into my inner eyes I see the shadow of its shadow;
When I touch my fingertips
I feel its vibrations.
The deeds of my hands heed its
Presence as a lake must reflect
The glittering stars; my tears
Reveal it, as bright drops of dew
Reveal the secret of a withering rose.

It is a song composed by contemplation
And published by silence,
And shunned by clamor,
And folded by truth,
And repeated by dreams,
And understood by love,
And hidden by awakening,
And sung by the soul.

It is the song of love;
What Cain or Esau could sing it?
It is more fragrant than jasmine;
What voice could enslave it?

It is heartbound, as a virgin's secret;
What strings could quiver it?
Who dares unite the roar of the sea
And the singing of the nightingale?
Who dares compare the shrieking tempest
To the sign of an infant?

Who dares speak aloud the words
Intended for the heart to speak?
What human dares sing in voice
The song of God?
-Kahlil Gibran

6 Grateful Heart's Words:

Mel Alarilla said...

Wonderful poem by Kahlil Gibran. Was it done in an actual song? Thanks for the post. God bless you always.

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nisha said...

Its great.. i love Kahlil Gibran's poems and quotes.. fantastic lot!

Hope you're doing fine.. happy blogging :)

zackyza said...

Nice song .. stay in love

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your sassy reporter said...

just saw your blog and it is so interesting to find so many brilliant filipina bloggers as yourself! nice poem by kahlil gibran by the way.