For Gladness

Rhinovangogh

Dolan Springs, United States

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Reference painting for photograph by Jay Taylor “click here” http://www.redbubble.com/people/jaytaylor entitled “Beautiful Dreamer”. This is an acrylic on canvas. Dimensions 48″ × 48″ Title is from a line from the Poet of Persia, Khalil Gibran “On Children”
On Children
by Kahlil Gibran

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.


Traditional Art – Honors
SoJie 12, August 2011


Collaboration – Originality
of Translation – Honors
SoJie 12, August 2011


Lynda Robinson Fine Art Awards
Excellence in Original Translation
SoJie 12, August 2011


Collaborative Connection
Honors – SoJie 12
August 2011

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