Love Letters in the Sand
The Love Poems of Khalil Gibran, with calligraphy by Lassaâd Metoui and a preface by Malek Chebel.
Love Letters in the Sand is a collection of beautiful poems by one of the world’s greatest mystics, Khalil Gibran. They evoke that special joy and excitement in the newness of love and the desire it awakens in you.
But, as Khalil Gibran follows love’s course, from spring to summer to autumn, he is realistic in describing love’s often painful and difficult path before it reaches maturity or the sorrows of passing.
Love Letters in the Sand, composed of extracts from some of Gibran’s most famous works, including The Prophet, conveys the eternal power and magic of love; it will arouse in you a new sense of love’s meaning.
Lassaâd Metoui’s calligraphy expands the originality of Gibran’s verses, interpreting and enhancing the verses while also making them a feast for the eyes as well as for the spirit.
Khalil Gibran is best known for his poem, The Prophet. Although he primarily lived in America, he wrote in Arabic and his poetic voice remained that of the East. Gibran’s books have been translated into over twenty languages and are loved by people all over the world.
“These beautiful, often mystical, poems follow love’s course…they form a lasting source of wisdom and reflection on the mysteries of the human heart, as well as being a source of comfort and enlightenment in any relationship, or at a time of struggle.”
‘The Middle East’
“For all who relish The Prophet comes this collection of Gibran’s poetic meditations on the topic of love…His gentle, mystic wisdom and the superb accompanying calligraphy provide a rich source of comfort and enlightenment.”
‘Good Book Guide’
“His simple, beautiful verse describes the essential experiences of humanity with remarkable clarity, and for a touching yet unsentimental depiction of matters of the heart Love Letters in the Sand is hard to beat. Illustrated throughout with exotic calligraphy by Lassaad Metoui.”
“The poems promise that love awaits us all and celebrate the unique joy and excitement that falling in love and feeling desire for someone can awaken in you… the whole painful, confusing, amazing splendour of love from fleeting glances and wild crushes to the maturity of a long-term relationship is delicately described.”
“The whimsical verses, the minimalistic format, enhanced by the fantastic calligraphy of Lassaad Metoui that accompanies it, all manage to convey his mystical genius… Gibran’s poetry resonates… Love Letters in the Sand will sit permanently in your mind.”
“An exquisite little book… In Gibran’s famously lyrical, mystical style, these poems tell the course of love through the seasons, beautifully interpreted by Tunisian calligrapher Lassaâd Metoui.”
“Beautiful love poems, by one of the world’s greatest mystics which will evoke much joy.”
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