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Love one another

Love one another

Image size: 150mm x 145mm approx.
Print only: £10 (plus £3 p&p within the UK)

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An extract is popular at weddings, from 'The Prophet' by the Lebanese writer Kahlil Gibran. The piece of calligraphy would be ideal as a wedding gift, as advice to a couple committing themselves to one another.

Inset panels show two birds entwined together but seperate in celtish knotwork and two hearts joined, one containing sturdy oak branches, the other supple cypress bows. These reinforce the advice of the prophet that as a couple you also be two individuals.

'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 other's cup but drink not from one cup.
Give one another of your bread but eat not from the same loaf.
Sing and dance together and be joyous, but let each one of you be alone,
Even as the strings of a lute are alone though they quiver with the same music.
Give your hearts, but not into each other's keeping.
For only the hand 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 shadow.'

 
Love one another - birds

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Love one another - love

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Love one another - trees

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