The Prophet: Your children are not your children

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Colleen Milburn

Flora Hill, Australia

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  • Digitally printed cards on heavyweight stock
  • Uncoated blank interior provides a superior writing surface
  • Each card comes with a kraft envelope for mailing or gifting


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Artist's Description


The Prophet: Series

A 12-month calendar of the series (starting any month you choose) is available here

Your children are not your children.
They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself.
They come through you but not from you,
And though they are with you yet they belong not to you.
You may give them your love but not your thoughts,
For they have their own thoughts.
You may house their bodies but not their souls,
For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow,
which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.
You may strive to be like them,
but seek not to make them like you.
For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.
You are the bows from which your children
as living arrows are sent forth.
The archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite,
and He bends you with His might
that His arrows may go swift and far.
Let your bending in the archer’s hand be for gladness;
For even as He loves the arrow that flies,
so He loves also the bow that is stable.

- from ‘The Prophet’ by Khalil Gibran

Some works from the series:
The Prophet

The Prophet: Truth

The Prophet: Time

Photo composite & digital work in Photoshop CS4. Images taken with Motorola V9 mobile phone camera. A source list of brushes I use in my work is on my profile page.

Many thanks for the following group features:

  • ‘Exceptional Ekphrasis’
  • ‘Spirit & Psychic Peace’

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