Poems that Inspired us



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 dreams.

You may strive to be like them, but seek not to make them like you.

For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.


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

The archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite, and He bends you with His might that His

arrows may go swift and far.

Let your bending in the archer’s hand be for gladness;

For even as He loves the arrow that flies, so He loves also the bow that is stable.

Loving Everyone


If you want to find someone

to love,

I recommend you start

loving everyone



Love will find you if you are

being the love





If you want to learn how

to love someone

with all your


I advise you to fall in love

with everyone

a little bit



Loving everyone is the key

to loving



And if you want someone

to love you


I urge you to get on with it,

and to start

loving yourself.


Someone has to do it.

It may as well be you.

Show us how it is done.

So that you make it easy

for us to love

you too.


Poem by Hafiz:

The subject tonight is Love


The subject tonight is Love

And for tomorrow night as well

As a matter of fact

I know of no better topic

For us to discuss

Until we all