I need a poem... a REALLY good poem... about friendship. Any suggestions?

I've been through every book of poetry I own, yet nothing seems quite right. Any suggestions? Title and author? I like folks like Leonard Cohen, e.e. cummings, Robert Creeley... but at this point I am not fussy!

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  • cate
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago
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    This is my favourite, a bit old fashioned but very deep and true.

    Your friend is your needs answered.

    He is your field which you sow with love and reap with thanksgiving.

    And he is your board and your fireside.

    For you come to him with your hunger, and you seek him for peace.

    When your friend speaks his mind you fear not the "nay" in your own mind,

    nor do you withhold the "ay."

    And when he is silent your heart ceases not to listen to his heart;

    For without words, in friendship, all thoughts, all desires,

    all expectations are born and shared, with joy that is unacclaimed.

    When you part from your friend, you grieve not;

    For that which you love most in him may be clearer in his absence,

    as the mountain to the climber is clearer from the plain.

    And let there be no purpose in friendship save the deepening of the spirit.

    For love that seeks aught but the disclosure of its own mystery is not love

    but a net cast forth: and only the unprofitable is caught.

    And let your best be for your friend.

    If he must know the ebb of your tide, let him know its flood also.

    For what is your friend that you should seek him with hours to kill?

    Seek him always with hours to live.

    For it is his to fill your need, but not your emptiness.

    And in the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures.

    For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.


    "The Prophet"


    Kahlil Gibran

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I might have something for you. Send me an email after 12-25-2006

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    there was a time like friends. friends who cared and never benared. what was a comfort of the moon shines bright light was always in soul. to soul to mold the past onward of thoughts and hope for new successes

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Friendships come, and friendships go like waves upon the sand

    Like day and night, like birds in flight

    Like snowflakes when they land

    But you and I have something else, our friendship's here to stay

    Like weeds and rocks, and dirty socks, they never go away.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Go to Poetry.com and type in friendship. A real time saver, really good website!

    Source(s): Poetry.com
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