Original and profound, this beautiful little book is the perfect Valentineâ€™s Day alternative to those tired collections of clichĂ©d romantic verse. Regarding it as the raison dâ€™ĂŞtre of the universe, Kahlil Gibran was never more insightful than when he wrote about love. Now for the first time, and illustrated with the poetâ€™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 worldâ€™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).