poem for married couples

@milkfish (377)
Philippines
October 23, 2007 11:41pm CST
To all married couples out there, let me share with you these lines from the poem of Kahlil Gibran about Marriage. I think it speak about being in an intimate relationship with our partners in marriage and also giving each other space for growth. Let me know what you think about this: "Love one another but make not a bond of love Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls. Fill each others cup but drink not from one cup Give one another your bread but eat not from the same loaf... Give your heart but not into each other's keeping for only the hands of life can contain your hearts. And stand together, yet not too near together For the pillars of the temple stand apart, And the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other's shadows."
4 responses
@4mymak (1758)
• Malaysia
7 Nov 07
hi milkfish.. you're the 2nd person i know, who has mentioned Kahlil Gibran. my cousin was the 1st person - and she shared with his poem about children... it was beautiful. this poem is beautiful, too.. i totally agree with him... i have often thought of my husband and myself as separate - but bound together.. by love.. just because we are married - i do not think of me becoming him... i try as much to be a different individual. we are a 'team' with '2-players'.
@milkfish (377)
• Philippines
7 Nov 07
Hi 4mymak. Very well said. Working out a marriage realtionship really requires a team effort of the husband and the wife. Have a nice day.
• Philippines
31 Oct 07
Hi, you remind me of Kahlil Gibran. I like to read his poem because of the relevance of what he says. But it was quite sometimes since I read one and I forgot it now. Regarding this poem, yes you are right. Couples should have spaces. Let them explore their own world and so whenever they will talk, it will be "Dear, you know what? Or Dear, I was like that, like this and so on . . . Husband and wife will listen to each other.
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@milkfish (377)
• Philippines
5 Nov 07
Thanks for the response fairlady. I love poems of Kahlil Gibran too. He writes poems that really have relevance in man's life. You could check out in the internet, there are available copies of poems he has written in his book entitled The Prophet. It's a collection of 18 poems (I guess) and has sub-topics like love, marriage, childre, etc. I love the farewell part most.
@slavezero (835)
• Philippines
28 Oct 07
I believe that this poem is good and in a way is right... "Love one another...a moving sea between the shores of your souls." for me, its loving each other but also giving enough space for trust and understanding. Enough space to let each other grow... "Fill each others...but eat not from the same loaf" As couple, build dreams together, but do not loose your own dreams and never fail to keep on dreaming for yourself. Take time to support your partner to fulfill his/her dream" "Give your heart... grow not in each other's shadows." Be faithful but do not loose yourself. Know what you want and no matter how much you love, never loose your self respect and self worth. As individual we should not stop growing.
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@milkfish (377)
• Philippines
29 Oct 07
Hi slavezero! Thanks for the response. I guess that in every relationship there should always be space bewteen couples for their individual growth which at the end will contrbute positively to their relationship.
@sang2k2 (1834)
• India
7 Nov 07
hi milk fish well thanks for sharing such alovely poem , i shall re write the same and present it to my love to read it . the words and the meaning is cool. I havent got married as yet,but i feel and have heard that things totally changes after gettign amrried as far as when a female is concerned.