Friday, March 19, 2010

When I went to the book fair, in the midst of the stalls with bestsellers, children's books, standing crowds I saw at the very back in a corner of the Al Mutanabi stall a pile of purple books that perked my interest and when I read Khalil Gibran's name on the cover I was like "That's the one I was looking for!"

I am loving the poetic mood of the book and I hope all of you feel the same, can't wait to see you all on Monday, 22nd March at 6:00...


And here's a pic to share from last meeting, since it was a weekend it wasn't a suprise not many could make it ! But we had loads of fun nonetheless nibbling on chocolate covered strawberries and talking about the love story in "Thanks for the Memories" with the members who did make it (and for next time don't you guys dare tell me you want the meeting in the weekend ! :P)


Mystical Glow I really like the books you recommended! I was also going to ask when are we going to bring books from the other genres, autobiography, and arabic? I was thinking of choosing the arabic version of one of Gibran's books and we compare it with the translation we read, but that depends on how much his writings was enjoyed.

Let us make the final decision all of us next meeting InshAllah...;D

I qoute the following from "The Broken Wings", I loved the way the narrator described his beloved Selma:

"The beauty of Selma's face was not classic; it was like a dream of revelation which cannot be measured or bound, or copied by the brush of a painter or the chisel of a sculptor. Selma's beauty was not in her golden hair, but in the virtue of purity which surronded it; not in her large eyes, but in the light which emanated from them; not in her red lips, but in the sweetness of her words; not in her ivory neck, but in it's slight bow to the front. Nor was it in her perfect figure, but in the nobility of her spirit, burning like a white torch between earth and sky.

Her beauty was like a gift of poetry."

4 comments:

Mystical.Glow said...

Btw PI. guess what am i doing right now ... am re-reading the book again O.O .. this shows how much i enjoyed it :P
SO, **hint hint** what do in reading more of his work?

Mystical.Glow said...

Interesting, "The Broken Wings" was the first Lebanese film that gained the Amrican release. And was released in 1964! O.o

PonderingImprints said...

No way! But come to think of it Mystical Glow this book is sooo your style ... Dreams... Nature...soulmates...:P but I'm glad u liked it that much and I certainly don't mind reading more of his work- I'm thinking of recommending "The Prophet" since it's 26 poems which would be light and different than all the other books we have read SO FAR...
And WoW I didn't know the book was ever released as a movie, ToTaLlY interested, can we order a copy online?

Mystical.Glow said...

hmmm too bad i couldn't find a copy :(

Friday, March 19, 2010

When I went to the book fair, in the midst of the stalls with bestsellers, children's books, standing crowds I saw at the very back in a corner of the Al Mutanabi stall a pile of purple books that perked my interest and when I read Khalil Gibran's name on the cover I was like "That's the one I was looking for!"

I am loving the poetic mood of the book and I hope all of you feel the same, can't wait to see you all on Monday, 22nd March at 6:00...


And here's a pic to share from last meeting, since it was a weekend it wasn't a suprise not many could make it ! But we had loads of fun nonetheless nibbling on chocolate covered strawberries and talking about the love story in "Thanks for the Memories" with the members who did make it (and for next time don't you guys dare tell me you want the meeting in the weekend ! :P)


Mystical Glow I really like the books you recommended! I was also going to ask when are we going to bring books from the other genres, autobiography, and arabic? I was thinking of choosing the arabic version of one of Gibran's books and we compare it with the translation we read, but that depends on how much his writings was enjoyed.

Let us make the final decision all of us next meeting InshAllah...;D

I qoute the following from "The Broken Wings", I loved the way the narrator described his beloved Selma:

"The beauty of Selma's face was not classic; it was like a dream of revelation which cannot be measured or bound, or copied by the brush of a painter or the chisel of a sculptor. Selma's beauty was not in her golden hair, but in the virtue of purity which surronded it; not in her large eyes, but in the light which emanated from them; not in her red lips, but in the sweetness of her words; not in her ivory neck, but in it's slight bow to the front. Nor was it in her perfect figure, but in the nobility of her spirit, burning like a white torch between earth and sky.

Her beauty was like a gift of poetry."

4 comments:

Mystical.Glow said...

Btw PI. guess what am i doing right now ... am re-reading the book again O.O .. this shows how much i enjoyed it :P
SO, **hint hint** what do in reading more of his work?

Mystical.Glow said...

Interesting, "The Broken Wings" was the first Lebanese film that gained the Amrican release. And was released in 1964! O.o

PonderingImprints said...

No way! But come to think of it Mystical Glow this book is sooo your style ... Dreams... Nature...soulmates...:P but I'm glad u liked it that much and I certainly don't mind reading more of his work- I'm thinking of recommending "The Prophet" since it's 26 poems which would be light and different than all the other books we have read SO FAR...
And WoW I didn't know the book was ever released as a movie, ToTaLlY interested, can we order a copy online?

Mystical.Glow said...

hmmm too bad i couldn't find a copy :(