Thursday, October 16, 2008

What Marriage means....

One more poems from my beloved sis....

~Marriage ~

You were born together,
and together you shall be
for evermore

You shall be together
when the white wings of death
scatter your days

Aye, you shall be together
even in the silent memory of God

But let there be spaces
in your togetherness
And let the winds of heaven
dance between you

Love one another,
but make not a bond of love
Let it rather be a moving sea
between the shores of your souls

Fill each other's cups
but drink not from one cup

Give one another
of your bread but eat not
from the same loaf

Sing and dance together
and be joyous,
but let each one of you
be alone,

Even as the strings
of a lute are alone
though they quiver
with the same music

Give your hearts,
but not into each other's keeping

For only the hand of Life
can contain your hearts.

And stand together
yet not too near together

For the pillars
of the temple stand apart,
And the oak tree
and the cypress tree
grow not in each other's shadow

Kahlil Gibran - The Prophet

1 comment:

Dusk said...

bravo! one step at a time.. as the steps get familiar.. u will gain the strength.. then u know.. everything is possible..