'KAHLIL GIBRAN, A NATIVE OF BESHARRI, LEBANON, FOUND LITERARY AND ARTISTIC SUSTENANCE IN THE DENISON SETTLEMENT HOUSE, THE BOSTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND THE BOSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY. A GRATEFUL CITY ACKNOWLEDGES THE GREATER HARMONY AMONG MEN AND STRENGTHENED UNIVERSALITY OF SPIRIT GIVEN BY KAHLIL GIBRAN TO THE PEOPLE OF THE WORLD IN RETURN.'
'IT WAS IN MY HEART TO HELP A LITTLE BECAUSE I WAS HELPED MUCH.'
Opposite Boston Public Library in Copley Square is this monument to Kahlil Gibran (1883-1931), a Lebanese immigrant who wrote most of The Prophet (1923) in Chinatown, Boston. His godson, also called Kahlil Gibran, sculpted this piece.