Wednesday, January 25, 2012

The Prophet by Kahil Gibran

The following post is taken directly from my hand-printed Reader's Journal. I will be sharing these reflections each week on the Rivera Runs Through It blog. The date at the end of each post is the date of the original writing, which is typically the date I completed the book. The reflections are short, but represent my initial reactions to a book, a brief summary of the book or the questions it raised for me at the time. I hope you enjoy this segment in my blog and feel free to comment on what you read here.

The Prophet by Kahil Gibran

Another book on Joe's reading list. I had read most of this book before, but decided to read it over again. I like it a lot, however, it takes a bit of time to absorb each of the chapters since they are written in a type of poetic prose. The prophet speaks on most life's issues before leaving the city of Orphalese for the life at sea. I'm curious now about Gibran and his origin. I plan to peruse some of his other writing.

Dated: 09/01/02

Have you read any of Gibran's works?
Are you a fan of writing that walks the line between poetry and prose?

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