Friday, June 15, 2012

The Cup Runneth Over

I think Khalil Gibran wrote words which fit well with my graphic here. See if you agree...
"When love beckons to you, follow him, though his ways are hard and steep.  And when his wings enfold you yield to him, though the sword hidden among his pinions may wound you; when he speaks to you believe in him, though his voice may shatter your dreams as the north wind lays waste the garden. For even as love crowns you so shall he crucify you. Even as he is for your growth so is he for your pruning. Even as he ascends to your height and caresses your tenderest branches that quiver in the sun, so shall he descend to your roots and shake them in their clinging to the earth......

But if in your fear you would seek only love's peace and love's pleasure, then it is better for you that you cover your nakedness and pass out of love's threshing-floor, into the seasonless world where you shall laugh, but not all of your laughter, and weep, but not all of your tears. Love gives naught but itself and takes naught but from itself.

Love possesses not nor would it be possessed; For love is sufficient unto love. And think not you can direct the course of love, for love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course. Love has no other desire but to fulfill itself.

But 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.”

 Khalil Gibran


  1. The power of love ~ Enjoyed Gibran's words ~

  2. {sigh} especially touched by the final verse.

    by the way, Pen ~ are we still allowed to use your images posted to In Tandem in our own posts so long as we give credit and link back?

    1. Yes, indeed! All my images are there to be enjoyed and shared, as long as there's an acknowledgement and a link back. I cannot understand why artists need be so protective of their creations that copyright laws have to be in place. Cave paintings managed to survive for years without any! LOL