THE DANCER, from The Wanderer, by Kahlil Gibran.


As I believe the one we have been given as a gift from the Soul, the Whole, the Almighty, is a part of her soul: the art, to use it and to take the profits of unlimited imagination.

Here, I share a beautiful explanation by Kahlil Gibran on this divine treasure.
From the book; The Wanderer. 🙏💖

Once there came to the court of the Prince of Birkasha, a dancer with her musicians. And she was admitted to the court, and she danced before the prince to the music of the lute and the flute and the zither.

She danced the dance of flames and the dance of swords and spears; she danced the dance of stars and the dance of space. And then she danced the dance of flowers in the wind.

After this, she stood before the throne of the prince and bowed her body before him. And the prince bade her come nearer, and he said unto her, “Beautiful woman, daughter of grace and delight, whence comes your art? And how is it that you command all the elements in your rhythms and your rhymes?”

And the dancer bowed again before the prince, and she answered, “Mighty and gracious Majesty, I know not the answer to your questionings. Only this I know: The philosopher’s soul dwells in his head, the poet’s soul is in the heart; the singer’s soul lingers about his throat, but the soul of the dancer abides in all her body.”

31 thoughts on “THE DANCER, from The Wanderer, by Kahlil Gibran.

  1. elainemansfield

    Yes to gods who dance. What a lovely story this is. Did you ever see the movie “Latcho Drom”?
    It made a big impression on me with music and dance as the Romani people left India and were forced to travel west. I first saw it many years ago but found it on youtube. Since the music is a primary aspect of the film, it doesn’t work well for me, but I suggest it to you. The philosopher’s soul must dance! Great post. Thank you.

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    • Heartfelt thanks, my lovely friend. I don’t know that, but I will indeed look to watch it. I can imagine how nice it can be because Romani people are professional dancers: blessing, my dear teacher.🤗🤾‍♀️🤸‍♀️💖

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