Maya Angelou

(4 April 1928 - 28 May 2014)

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  • Rookie Brilliant Lecture Series (7/14/2011 2:41:00 PM)

    We are honored to welcome back legendary Dr. Maya Angelou Thursday, September 22nd 7pm @ St. Paul's in Houston, Texas. Tickets can be purchased online at www.brilliantlectures.org or by phone at (713) 974-1335. Share this historic evening with some of the most fascinating people in the world. Tickets are very limited so secure yours today. Receive 50% off your purchase order when you 'like' our Facebook fan page at facebook.com/brilliantlectures. Facebook Promotion ends the evening of July 15th. Proceeds benefit our youth education programs.

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  • Rookie Kay Gordon (5/15/2011 10:35:00 AM)

    So, loud and clear we hear statements that racism/discrimination on the grounds of colour and gender, have near been eradicated. But the subtle shadowed whispers that seep from darkened corners into the light, tell a completely different story... and those who know it, feel it! !

    When one scans the comment from Dave O’leary, my point is made without further remark!

    Still I Rise and Phenomenal Woman by Maya Angelou are a source of inspiration in times of need.

  • Rookie Jaronica Owens (5/2/2011 8:03:00 PM)

    I really love this poem it has a very strong meaning.......

  • Rookie Cathyna Tong (3/25/2011 9:20:00 PM)

    I think this poem is great! It has powerfull meaning! : D

  • Rookie Katie Hansen (6/18/2010 4:14:00 PM)

    No Loser, No Weeper

    'I hate to lose something, '
    then she bent her head
    'even a dime, I wish I was dead.
    I can't explain it. No more to be said.
    Cept I hate to lose something.'

    'I lost a doll once and cried for a week.
    She could open her eyes, and do all but speak.
    I believe she was took, by some doll-snatching-sneak
    I tell you, I hate to lose something.'

    'A watch of mine once, got up and walked alway.
    It had twelve numbers on it and for the time of day.
    I'll never forget it and all I can say
    Is I really hate to lose something.'

    'Now if I felt that way bout a watch and a toy,
    What you think I feel bout my lover-boy?
    I ain't threatening you madam, but he is my
    evening's joy.
    And I mean I really hate to lose something.'

    By Maya Angelou

  • Rookie Dominique Benyard (6/14/2010 7:36:00 AM)

    i luv dis poem o.m.g, im finna read dis poem 4 my family reuion.!

  • Rookie Michael Sedique (6/10/2010 9:21:00 PM)

    sorry your poems aren't very satisfying.

  • Rookie Simone Deamer (6/2/2010 10:20:00 AM)

    Does anyone remember a poem Maya Angelou read out on Oprah Winfrey by her that started ' Today I had myself a real good cry' I have been trying to find it for about five years!

  • Rookie Joanne Keene (5/15/2010 8:39:00 PM)

    When I read the poem Still I rise, whatever the situation maybe I know that I can an will rise up above it and keep on going. I may fall but I will get up.I will accomplish whatever my goal might be.

  • Rookie Pratisha Karki (5/14/2010 9:45:00 PM)

    Love this poem! ! ! It makes me so proud when I read it.

Touched by an Angel

We, unaccustomed to courage
exiles from delight
live coiled in shells of loneliness
until love leaves its high holy temple
and comes into our sight
to liberate us into life.

Love arrives
and in its train come ecstasies

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