Fancy a Spring romance? Looking to tie the knot as the weather warms and the flowers bloom? Some suggestions for words to say, or thoughts to keep from one of the true greats, Kahlil Gibran.
When I first discovered Kahlil Gibran I felt as if I was walking a garden with him, deep in discussion about all things romantic. His style draws you into the moment of mind when all is about love. Although Gibran sometimes incorporates religion into his writing, he transcends dogma and mythology to reach a level of understanding.
From THE PROPHET, on love
Love has no other desire but to fulfill itself…
Love gives naught but itself and takes naught but from itself.
Love possesses not nor would it be possessed;
For love is sufficient to love.
If you love and must needs have desires, let these be your desires:
To melt and be like a running brook that sings its melody to the night.
To know the pain of too much tenderness.
To be wounded by your own understanding of love;
And to bleed willingly and joyfully.
To wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving;
To rest at the noon hour and mediate love’s ecstasy;
To return hove at eventide with gratitude…
From BROKEN WINGS, the first Gibran I read, for which I am always grateful
Beauty has its own heavenly language, loftier than the voices of tongues and lips. It is a timeless language, common to all humanity, a calm lake that attracts the singing rivulets to its depth and makes them silent. Only our spirits can understand beauty, or live and grow with it. It puzzles our minds; we are unable to describe it in words; it is a sensation that our eyes cannot see, derived from both the one who observes and the one who is looked upon.
From OF THE FIRST LOOK
It is that moment that divides the intoxication of Life from the awakening. It is the first flame that lights up the inner domain of the heart. It is the first magic note plucked on the silver string of the heart. It is that brief moment that unfolds before the soul that chronicles of time…
Put Kahlil Gibran into your wedding and love plans
There are so many more examples a person can find where Kahlil Gibran speaks to us of love. They are worthy of exploration and a grand addition to any Spring wedding.
Gibran understands the wondrous adaptation ages upon ages of evolution has given us, the feeling we call love. We may never fully understand it, but we will always need it and revel in the joy and sadness.