I have this old paperback titled, "Secrets of the Heart" by Kahlil Gibran. Not, "Hearts" as this goodreads title reads. It is worn and torn and falling apart and I can't find its print date. But it contains one of my favorite quotes of all time - a quote fairly telling of why I will always and forever be a tree-hugging, romantic with a penchant toward mysticism: I found the endless prairies where I have this old paperback titled, "Secrets of the Heart" by Kahlil Gibran. I found the endless prairies where the light of the sun rests, and where the flowers breathe their fragrance into space, and where the streams sing their way into the sea.
I discovered the mountains where I found the fresh awakening of Spring, and the colorful longing of Summer, and the rich songs of Autumn, and the beautiful mystery of winter. I came to this far corner of God's domain for I hungered to learn the secrets of the Universe, and approach close to the throne of God.
Sep 20, Anhad Gill rated it really liked it. This book was not one of my favorite works of Khalil Gibran. Though he is known for his grievous, yet captivating style of writing, but sometimes I would have liked his parables to not have a tragic ending. Maybe because I picked this book up right after I finished one of his other books, I thought some of the endings were getting monotonous, and hence unexciting. Like in all his other books, the comparisons he made, the metaphors used, are a delight for the reader.
I did feel that there was a degree of realism in terms of her inability to tell her aunt and unc Mary balogh is always a guaranteed good read. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Use the HTML below. We might make clean the outside of the cup, but it remains defiled within. In Lebanon, he is still celebrated as a literary hero. But what should have been a happily ever after turns into a nightmare. With her parents dead, her only brother feeble-minded, and her aunt and uncle beliving their son was the sun and the moon, she had no one in whom she could confide, and she kept the terrible secret.
I did thoroughly enjoy that as This book was not one of my favorite works of Khalil Gibran. I did thoroughly enjoy that aspect. I also loved the poem, The Countrymen. I feel the book is blemished by the consistent mood throughout, but because of my devotion to Gibran, I might still reread it to explore what I might have missed the first time.
Jul 03, DC rated it really liked it. This is a book of 11 pieces, a mix of short stories and poems. They're all characteristically of a beautiful language - beautiful in the sense that they all seem a little too I suppose it's the writing style that dominates that part of the world? Nevertheless, the themes quite surprised me. I see here breaks in tradition, calls for change, intriguing endings.
These are not your usual stories - these are stories that are meant to wake something inside you, making you reme This is a book of 11 pieces, a mix of short stories and poems. These are not your usual stories - these are stories that are meant to wake something inside you, making you remember that there's something quite not right in the world. Few pages, great read. Nice food for thought: View all 5 comments. Kahlil Gibran is one of my favorite authors.
Everything that I have read written by him is amazing. This book is sectioned off into many short stories, poems, and beautiful sayings.
His works impress upon me deeply, simple truths that bring light to the heart. One of my favorite quotes in the book is: Dec 13, Abdullah rated it really liked it.
Jul 14, R. Byers rated it it was amazing. Nov 11, Larry rated it liked it. It is short but deep.
Aug 27, Laura JC rated it liked it Shelves: May 02, Kupie rated it it was amazing Shelves: Apr 14, maryam rated it did not like it. Aug 12, Gerald Mills rated it really liked it. Jul 31, Rana rated it it was amazing. Sep 02, Yared Negussie rated it it was amazing. Like all Khalil Gibran's books, this is filled with amazing writings. May 13, Janice Raquela rated it it was amazing. Dec 11, Mehvish rated it it was amazing.
Jan 02, Amelia rated it it was ok. Classic early 20th century know-it-all. Definitely not my favorite work by Gibran and I have adored all of what I've read by him.
Although The Secrets of the Heart maintains the similar poetic language of Gibran's style of writing, I feel it was a bit lackluster in power and evocation. Much of these stories presented a similar call to action to renounce worldly possessions and embrace inner strength a theme prevalent throughout all his works howe Definitely not my favorite work by Gibran and I have adored all of what I've read by him.
Much of these stories presented a similar call to action to renounce worldly possessions and embrace inner strength a theme prevalent throughout all his works however, I felt that The Secrets of the Heart was a bit less convincing. I have reread all of the works I own by Gibran, but I have a feeling this one might sit a bit longer on the shelf.
Secrets of the Heart has ratings and 24 reviews. DJ said: Secrets of the Heart : Meditations of Kahilil Gibran (Hallmark Editions)by Kahlil Gibran (A. Start by marking “Secrets of the Heart” as Want to Read: As a rule, I love Mary Balogh's books. She married her Canadian husband, Robert Balogh, and had three children, Jacqueline, Christopher and Sian.
Aug 23, Neerad Kumar rated it really liked it. I like how he creates the mystic aura around the main character. His philosophy gives good perspective. Nov 18, Jace Halter rated it it was amazing Shelves: The veil is so far lifted. In the light of God, we get glimpses into the awful secrets of the heart.
The first thing that startles and staggers us may be some actual transgression; but as we consider the matter, we are forced back and back, and closer and closer, till we end with the corrupt heart. Sin is everywhere; but always, when we seek its origin, we come to the same source. We may not be able to explain fully why and how the heart is corrupt, but of the fact there can be no question.
It is better to seek deliverance from the pit, than to weary and vex ourselves in vain with inquiries how we came there. What God desires must be right and good.
But instead of "truth in the inward parts," it is the opposite. Instead of law, there is self-will; instead of order, there is confusion; instead of the unity of the Spirit, there is enmity and strife. The mind and the will are in contradiction to God. It is this that makes the disease so desperate, and the remedy so difficult Genesis We might make clean the outside of the cup, but it remains defiled within. We may whitewash the sepulchre, but after all it is a sepulchre, full of dead men's bones and of all uncleanness.