Angelou's poems have inspired millions. Her experiences in life has brought the pen in her hand, to the touch of the paper. Angelou's inspiration encourages women of ALL ages to never give up. No matter what you look like or what you've been through: you WILL be okay. On a person level, whenever I feel down or upset with whatever situation is currently overwhelming me, I sit in my chair and read her poems. Her constant reminder that you are a wonderful woman, and you will come out of this, is enough to get me out of that weak and distasteful state.
One thing i find most fascinating about Maya Angelou is the simplicity with which she charmingly craft & engrave her immortal poems.Indeed beauty lies naturally in simplicity.I wish one day i will have the priviledge of having her go through my humble poems.
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In the fall of 1995, the poet Maya Angelou did a reading of her work to an overflowing house at the University of California at Berkeley. Any Angelou reading is a very special thing - few could hope to capture the essence, inflection, joy, sadness, loss and love in her words as well as she does.
Later that same fall, Ben Harper closed his show at Los Angeles' House of Blues with an a capellaversion of Angelou's poem 'And Still I Rise, ' to which he wrote a melody and recorded for his first album,1994's Welcome To The Cruel World. Angelou's words are no less stirring in Harper's gospel-influenced tune.