Sunday, July 16, 2006

On Child . . .


And a woman who held a babe against her bossom said,
Speak to us of Children.
And he said:

Your children are not your children
They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself
They come through you but not from you
And though they are with you yet they belong not to you


You may give them your love but not your thoughts
For they have their own thoughts
You may house their bodies but not their souls
For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow,
Which you cannot visit, not even in your dream

You may strive to be like them, but seek not to make them like you
For the life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday

You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth


Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet (1934)

2 comments:

Mirna Mutiara said...

Yth Bapak Dedy di tempat,
Saya melihat tulisan Bapak yang berjudul
Ideologi Pembangunan "Blame the Victims" di http://www.unisosdem.org/article_printfriendly.php?aid=4049&coid=3&caid=3
Saya sangat tertarik untuk menanyakan sesuatu dari tulisan ini bila Bapak tidak keberatan karena topik tersebut ada kaitannya dengan research yang sedang saya lakukan saat ini.

Nama saya Mirna Mutiara, mahasiswa Indonesia yang saat ini sedang mengambil studi di ISS-Den Haag. Saya akan sangat berterima kasih banyak jika Bapak Dedy bisa memberikan alamat email Bapak sehingga saya bisa bertanya sedikit tentang topik yang Bapak tulis tersebut di atas.

Alamat email saya sendiri adalah:
LRD0502@ISS.NL

Terima kasih banyak sebelumnya,
Wassalam,
Mirna Mutiara

me said...

Pak, sibuk ya? kok belum ada tulisan lagi...
-mahasiswa s1 yang bukan anak bimbingan bapak-