Original and profound, this beautiful little book is the perfect Valentine's Day alternative to those tired collections of cliched romantic verse. Regarding it as the raison d'être of the universe, Kahlil Gibran was never more insightful than when he wrote about love. Now for the first time, and illustrated with the poet's own paintings, his reflections on love and friendship have been gathered together in one volume, capturing the essence of love in all its forms and moods. Kahlil Gibran, poet, philosopher, and artist, remains one of the world's most popular and influential thinkers, and his books have sold more than ten million copies in English alone. Suheil Bushrui is internationally recognized as the foremost authority on Gibran, and is co-author (with Joe Jenkins) of the definitive Gibran biography, Kahlil Gibran: Man and Poet (Oneworld).