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Kahlil Gibran – The Poet

Khalil Gibran (6 January 1883 – 10 April 1931), Gibran was born in the town of Bsharri in the Mount Lebanon Mutasarrifate, Ottoman Empire, to Khalil Gibran and Kamila Gibran. He born Gibran Khalil Gibran, and was also known as Kahlil Gibran, was a Poet, painter, writer, philosopher, theologian, visual artist. He was born in Lebanon, his family immigrated to the United States in 1895. He spent much of his productive life in the United States.  In his early teens, the artistry of Gibran's drawings caught the eye of his teachers and he was introduced to the avant-garde Boston artist, photographer, and publisher Fred Holland Day, who encouraged and supported Gibran in his creative endeavors. A publisher used some of Gibran's drawings for book covers in 1898, and Gibran held his first art exhibition in 1904 in Boston. In 1908, Gibran went to study art with Auguste Rodin in Paris for two years. He later studied art in Boston. While most of Gibran's early writing was in Arabic, most of his work published after 1918 was in English. 

The Prophet is a book of 26 poetic essays written in English in 1923 by the Lebanese-American artist, philosopher, and writer Khalil Gibran. In the book, The Prophet Almustafa who has lived in the foreign city of Orphalese for 12 years is about to board a ship which will carry him home. He is stopped by a group of people, with whom he discusses many issues of life and the human condition. The book is divided into chapters dealing with love, marriage, children, giving, eating and drinking, work, joy and sorrow, houses, clothes, buying and selling, crime and punishment, laws, freedom, reason and passion, pain, self-knowledge, teaching, friendship, talking, time, good and evil, prayer, pleasure, beauty, religion, and death.


  • ​The Madman (1918)
  • The Forerunner (1920)
  • The Prophet (1923)
  • Sand and Foam (1926)
  • Jesus, The Son of Man (1928)
  • Kahlil Gibran, April 1913

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