Wednesday, January 06, 2010

On Kahlil Gibran: Born this day, January 6, 1883

Robert from Northwest Bahai Library notes the signficance of the day. -gw
Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931), poet, artiist and mystic,  was born this day, January 6, 1883.
Gibran's book, The Prophet was the most widely read book of the twentieth century according to Baha'i biographer Suheil Bushrui.
Of 'Abdu'l-Baha, whose portrait Gibran did in New York on April 19, 1912 while 'Abdu'l-Baha sat for him, the artist said:
"He is a very great man. He is complete. There are worlds in his soul....."
Of the Writings of Baha'u'llah, Gibran said they were "...the most stupendous literature that was ever written."
Quotes and photos from the biography, Khalil Gibran, Man and Poet, by Suheil Bushrui and Joe Jenkins, One World Publications, 1998.
Gibran's 1912 portrait of 'Abdu'l-Baha

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