When love beckons to you follow him
Though his ways are hard and steep.
And when his wings enfold you, yield to him,
Though the sword hidden among his pinions
May wound you.
And when he speaks to you believe in him...'
These beautiful love poems by Khalil Gibran, one of the world's greatest mystics, promises that one day love will come to you. They evoke that special joy and excitement in the newness of love and the desire it awakens in you. But as Gibran follows love's course from spring to summer and autumn, he is realistic in describing love's often painful and difficult path before it reaches maturity or the sorrows of parting. Composed of extracts from some of Gibran's most famous works, including The Prophet, this collectors' edition conveys the eternal power and magic of love – it will arouse in you a new sense of love's meaning. Lassaad Metoui's lyrical calligraphy enhances and interprets Khalil Gibran's writing, making this a book to cherish throughout your life.