Monthly Archives: December 2010

Khalil Gibran’s Song of Love XXIV

I don’t believe there is any one in this world who does not dream of love. Love fascinates. Love drives people crazy. Love is used as a trap for the unawary. Love sells. Love is in every pop song which describe its excitement, its … Continue reading

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Jacques Prévert’s (賈克. 普維) Déjeuner du Matin (Breakfast 早餐)

In a modern city like Hong Kong or Paris, breakfast is something everyone takes before leaving for work. Some take it at home. Some take it at a neighborhood restaurant. Some take it at the office. Some take more. Some take … Continue reading

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Khalil Gibran on Music

Music has become an absolutely essential part of my life. I cannot think of any day in which I do not hear some form of music. Music to me is the art that mimics the movement of our emotions most directly. Although … Continue reading

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The Origins of Gibran’s Wisdom?

I have quoted a number of the short aphoristic passages by Khalil Gibran from the little booklet “The Prophet”  which was first published in French as L’Oeil du Prophete  in 1923. Prior to this, he has already published Al Musiqah … Continue reading

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Xu Zhimo’s “I’m Waiting for You”

I remember earlier I posted a blog by Yu Guangzhong about waiting for a girl. Well waiting for girls seems to be the common fate of not a few men too. Even poets enjoy no privilege nor any exemptions. As they … Continue reading

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The Wisdom of Khalil Gibran

Since he was first introduced to me by one of my fellow bloggers, I have felt a special affinity with this Lebanese writer and poet of spirituality. I bought all the books by him in Hong Kong that I could lay … Continue reading

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Xu Zhimo’s “She’s Asleep 除志摩的『她是睡着了』

There is hardly any activity more relaxing that a man can engage in than sleeping. Everyone needs to sleep, though some more than others. Sleep is the temporary cessation of activity. Bed time is a time during which we wind down, a … Continue reading

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