Letters: Kahlil Gibran to Mary Elizabeth Haskell

02 December 2018

The first poet must have suffered much when the cave-dwellers laughed at his mad words. He would have given his bow and arrows and lion skin, everything he possessed, just to have his fellow-men know the delight and the passion which the sunset had created in his soul. And yet, is it not this mystic pain—the pain of not being known—that gives birth to art and artists?

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