Maya Angelou

(4 April 1928 - 28 May 2014)

Comments about Maya Angelou

  • Rookie - 101 Points Ali Baba (6/13/2014 6:35:00 AM)

    What a screaming silence,
    And the echoes of its ambience,
    Claiming the space with cold air,
    O, I see, a virtue has gone out here,
    No more we hear, no more we hear,
    The unchanged rhythm of your drum,
    Which wailed out for freedom,
    By the hit of your poetic ruthe,
    For the caged passenger pigeon has flown,
    And a roaring silence sweeps my heart's lawn.

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  • Rookie - 500 Points Madhabi Banerjee (6/9/2014 2:00:00 PM)

    you the phenomenally phenomenal woman
    here I bid adieu
    never I forget you
    a respected salute I offer you
    may your soul rest in peace - MAYA ANGELOU

  • Rookie Debra Robinson (6/7/2014 6:12:00 PM)

    Rest Well Among the Angels
    (A tribute Poem to Maya Angelou)

    Insight to her world
    And all that words can be
    Most gracious woman
    Phenomenally.

    The power of your presence
    Your eloquence and your rhyme
    Now you lay your head to rest
    And forever you will rise!

    The lyric, the love
    The lessons that were learned
    The colors of your rainbow
    The beauty in what we’ve heard.

    Those things a person must come to know
    So few yet understand
    Love was your compass
    Your comfort
    And the power behind your pen.

    Your legacy
    Your gift
    What you put out in this world
    Measured by
    Treasured by
    Your courage and your words.

    You’ve paved many roads
    A legend the world did see
    Rest well among the angels
    Forever…
    Phenomenally.

    © 2014

  • Gold Star - 5,819 Points Dr. A.celestine Raj Manohar Md (6/1/2014 11:01:00 AM)

    The bird so rare when caged that sang
    is fully free at last but cannot sing anymore!
    May her soul R.I.P. in the Lord's embrace!

  • Rookie - 78 Points Rex-mayor Ubini (6/1/2014 5:48:00 AM)

    The Exit Of Maya Angelou

    What a screaming silence,
    And the echoes of its ambience,
    Claiming the space with cold air,
    O, I see, a virtue has gone out here,
    No more we hear, no more we hear,
    The unchanged rhythm of your drum,
    Which wailed out for freedom,
    By the hit of your poetic ruthe,
    For the caged passenger pigeon has flown,
    And a roaring silence sweeps my heart's lawn.

    The free bird aloof invincible space,
    Is now hosted by long gone face,
    Of the solitaire, the great auk,
    The garefowl, the labrator duck,
    The kona grosbeak, The carolina parakeets,
    And your name maya the warblers sing,
    But here we are a vacuum,
    Filled by the absence of Maya Angelou,
    Though the blood of your pen,
    Has been sucked by the reaper of men,
    But our heart is consoled by your age and prints,
    O mighty maya may you rest in peace,
    Because the cage bird alas is free.

    Dedicated to late Maya Angelou.

    Written by Rex Mayor Ubini.

  • Rookie Nate Wills (5/31/2014 6:23:00 PM)

    Maya's amazing legacy will no doubt continue throughout the centuries: Young artist Sa'ra Charismata posted this tribute inspired by #Phenomenal #Woman
    https: //soundcloud.com/#saracharismata/woman-maya-angelou-tribute-song

  • Rookie - 0 Points Jeanette Telusma (5/30/2014 12:32:00 PM)

    Such an inspiration to many. Madam Angelou, you will forever be missed. May your inspiring words of courage, peace, joy, and laughter live on forever. May many find your life as a stepping stone to go beyond all that hinders. RIP.....

  • Freshman - 992 Points Krishnakumar Chandrasekar Nair (5/30/2014 11:18:00 AM)

    When the caged canary sings
    The song of freedom and love
    And flies on imaginary wings
    We will remember you Angelou........

    RIP..... a life well lived to inspire others.......

  • Rookie Newton Kibiringi (5/30/2014 10:02:00 AM)

    Bye Maya Angelou!

    Would I draw a picture?
    To show how your life;
    Beautifully cast a rainbow to many
    Would I write a verse?
    To share how your life;
    So candidly spoke for justice
    Would I sing a song?
    To voice how your life;
    Lyrically inspires many in hope
    I would, if I could
    Yet so wide and deep is your bequest
    Time may not grant my request
    Space would fine me of copyright
    Still what you made the world feel
    Lives forever none can steal
    Maya many will forever admire you
    Your dazzling smile
    Filled with a caring grandeur
    Your motherly heart
    Teaching the life art in solemn acuity
    A true ant you made a banquet
    For the globe to dine off her aunt
    Angelou let your voice live on
    Rest in the solace of the angelic choir
    Till life’s destiny dawns in ecstasy
    Bye Maya Angelou

  • Rookie Cosmic Tourist (5/30/2014 4:46:00 AM)

    Dear Moderators. Please DO NOT remove the negative comments about Maya Angelou. They may help people know what she was talking about in A brave and startling Truth

Best Poem of Maya Angelou

Phenomenal Woman

Pretty women wonder where my secret lies.
I'm not cute or built to suit a fashion model's size
But when I start to tell them,
They think I'm telling lies.
I say,
It's in the reach of my arms
The span of my hips,
The stride of my step,
The curl of my lips.
I'm a woman
Phenomenally.
Phenomenal woman,
That's me.

I walk into a room
Just as cool as you please,
And to a man,
The fellows stand or
Fall down on their knees.
Then they swarm around me,
A hive of honey bees.
I say,
It's the fire in my eyes,
And the flash of my ...

Read the full of Phenomenal Woman

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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