Having lived in the city of Orphalese for 12 years, the revered prophet is about to board a ship taking him back to the isle of his birth. Before he departs, a group of people gather round and ask him to share his wisdom.
Kahlil Gibran’s collection of prose poems is one of the best-loved volumes in world literature. Gibran’s transcendent verse cycle follows the prophet Almustafa as he boards a ship bearing him homeward and discusses life, love, and all aspects of the human condition with his fellow travelers.
The Prophet is a book of 26 prose poetry fables written in English by Lebanese-American poet and writer Kahlil Gibran and is his best-known work. The Prophet has been translated into over 100 different languages, and is one of the best-selling books of all time - it has never been out of print since its first publication in 1923.