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The Madman: His Parables and Poems
You ask me how I became a madman. It happened thus: One day, long before many gods were born, I woke from a deep sleep and found all my masks were stolen,the seven masks I have fashioned and worn in seven lives,I ran maskless through the crowded streets shouting, Thieves, thieves, the cursed thieves. And when I reached the market place, a youth standing on a house-top cried, He is a madman. I looked up to behold him; the sun kissed my own naked face for the first time. For the first time the sun kissed my own naked face and my soul was inflamed with love for the sun, and I wanted my masks no more. And as if in a trance I cried, Blessed, blessed are the thieves who stole my masks. In the ancient days, when the first quiver of speech came to my lips, I ascended the holy mountain and spoke unto God, saying, Master, I am thy slave. Thy hidden will is my law and I shall obey thee for ever more. ......Buy Now (To Read More)
Ebook Number: 5616
Author: Gibran, Kahlil
Release Date: May 1, 2004
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