The Prophet

Decades ago, I came across Kahlil Gibran’s book “The Prophet” and later an audio version of the book read by the Irish actor Richard Harris (1930 – 2002.) I read the book and listened to the recording so many times that I can recite the whole book from memory.

It is poetry in prose. It resonates deeply with my soul (whatever that is.) The background music elevate the words. I still listen to Harris’s recording whenever the mood strikes me, which is often. Here is the first chapter.

Below the fold, I have the text of the first chapter. (Project Gutenberg has the whole book.) I recommend reading it while listening to Harris’s recitation of the book. Listen.

Let me know if you want the rest of the audio.
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