Co-Hosts - Ahavati & JohnnyBlaze. April's Guest Host - snugglebuck
Part XIV in an ongoing series introducing serious writers of DUP to the most well-known poets, both classical and modern.
Kahlil Gibran (born Jubran Khalil Jubran January 6, 1883 to April10, 1931 ) was a Lebanese-American writer, poet, visual artist and Lebanese nationalist, who lived most of his life in the United States and considered himself to be mainly a painter.
Gibran was the key figure in a Romantic movement that transformed Arabic literature in the first half of the Twentieth Century. His early works were sketches, short stories, poems, and prose poems written in simple language for Arabic newspapers. These pieces spoke to the experiences and loneliness of Middle Eastern immigrants in the New World.
Gibran most recognized English work is The Prophet, a book composed of 26 poetic essays first published in 1923 that since has never been out of print. Translated into more than 108 languages, it is among the top ten most translated books in history, as well as one of the best-selling books of the twentieth century.
Write a new poem honoring Gibran inspired by any one or more of his poems or essays. We feel listing particular works may be constricting, and want you to follow the inspiration wherever it leads.
Do your best to make us feel as though we are reading poems by Gibran. The more we feel you "capturing his essence" in "your own words" , the higher you will score. This will involve choice of wording, delivery, subject material, formatting, target audience - a wide range of factors.
1. One entry per DUP persona.
2. No erotica; this is open to all ages and can't be viewed with an ECW ( Extreme Content Warning ).
3. No exact word limit; however, attempt to keep it no more than 250 - 300.
4. Any form is acceptable ( but studying the poet is advised ).
5. Hashtag your poem #KahlilGibran and link to your poem here. Do NOT copy paste your poem to the competition. The point is to eventually direct visitors searching for fabric to your poem via the hashtag we hope will eventually be implemented by the Webmiss.
6. In your poem's notes, provide a link to the poem(s) or writing(s) by Gibran that inspired yours.
Comp will be judged by Ahavati & JohnnyBlaze, though they will be factoring in my input on each entry as well - while I may be participating with an viable entry of my own. You have one month; best of luck to all entrants.