the sea by kahlil gibran

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a photo gift from Mama Ocean at the Outer Banks, Rodanthe North Carolina
june 2014
becky jaine

The Sea, by Kahlil Gibran

In the still of the night
As man slumbers behind the folds,
the forest proclaims:

    “I am the power
Brought by the sun from
The heart of the earth.”

The sea remains quiet, saying to itself,

    “I am the power.”

The rock says,

    “The ages erected me as a monument
Until the Judgment Day.”

The sea remains silent saying to itself,

    “I am the monument.”

The wind howls

    “I am strong,
I separate the heavens from the earth.”

The sea remains quiet, saying to itself,

    “The wind is mine.”

The river says

    “I am the pure water
That quenches the thirst of the earth.”

The sea remains silent saying to itself,

    “The river is mine.”

The summit says,

    “I stand high like a star
In the center of the sky.”

The sea remains quiet saying to itself,

    “The summit is mine.”

The brain says,

    “I am a ruler;
The world is in those who rule.”‘

The sea remains slumbering saying, in its sleep,

    “All is mine.”

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