Monday, May 29, 2006

Work in Marble


Often have I heard you say, as if speaking in sleep,
"He who works in marble, and finds the shape
of his own soul in the stone,
is nobler that he who ploughs the soil.
And he who seizes the rainbow to lay it on a
cloth in the likeness of man, is more
than he who makes the sandals for our feet."
But I say, not in sleep but in the over- wakefulness of noontide,
that the wind speaks not more sweetly to the giant oaks
than to the least of all the blades of grass.
And he alone is great who turns the voice
of the wind into a song made sweeter by
his own loving.

From 'The Prophet' by Khalil Gibran

15 Comments:

At 12:11 AM, Blogger Dhanush said...

Wow the lighting in the second pic is brilliant

 
At 7:37 AM, Blogger Jo said...

That's a nice pic Suji.

 
At 7:54 AM, Blogger arvindh said...

Amazing pictures! Love both the photos. Khalil Gibran's words - well you cannot really say enough in praise of his way with them. Imagine how he would read in the original!

 
At 11:54 AM, Blogger Alexis Leon said...

Nice photos and great words. Excellent post Suji.

 
At 12:19 PM, Blogger starry nights said...

Beautiful words and lovely pictures. I love Khalil Gibrans words

 
At 1:38 PM, Blogger Jackal said...

nice words.....have u been to Agra lately.......if yes did u get a long distance shot of the taj frm the fort?

 
At 8:35 PM, Blogger Suji said...

Thanks to all of you. I think Kalil Gibran is great, everybody loves his words. And as Arvindh said, imagine how he wud read in original.

Jackal - Yes, I went to Agra last month. I did get a long distance shot of the Taj from the fort. But since my camera is not meant for long distance shots, it did not come out well. :(

 
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At 2:36 AM, Blogger Rose said...

Splendid!!!

:)

..Me

 
At 5:24 AM, Blogger Seema said...

Hi Suji...lovely words of Khalil Gibran...so much of depth...pics r lovely!!!

 
At 6:55 AM, Blogger Has to be me said...

Awesome pics & lovely words to go with it.

 
At 12:13 PM, Blogger Alina Chau said...

beautiful photos!

 
At 2:07 PM, Blogger Id it is said...

That's history captured on lens! thanks.

 
At 9:02 PM, Blogger endevourme said...

i just stumbled upon this blog!
lovely pics :-)
great drawings too ...
cheeres, keep it up.

remove word verification(if possible)

 
At 10:27 PM, Blogger Balaji S Rajan said...

Wonderful pictures. You have taken it very well. I liked the angle and the frame. Keep it up. Nice words again for the picture.

 

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