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Maya Angelou

(4 April 1928 - 28 May 2014)

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  • Rookie Chris H. (8/5/2012 8:09:00 PM)

    There is NO WAY Maya Angelou should be #3 after Shakespeare? ! ! Really? ! She has only done a few dozen poems. Emily Dickerson has done over 1,000. Stop with the political correctness. She might belong at the bottom of the 500 list if at all. Get real people.

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  • Rookie Alexis ... (7/3/2012 5:59:00 PM)

    I absolutely LOVE Maya Angelou, I grew up watching my sister perform Phenomenal Woman which made me read and develop a love for poetry. I even tried to write like her.....I doubt that was a goal I actually reached lol. Although her work greatly contributed to my style of writing. I remember the first time I read Still I Rise amazing!

  • Rookie Pearlsof Poetry (5/19/2012 1:29:00 AM)

    It’s cool how you can create so many different poems and sentences with just a few words. Brillant post!

    But i Loved this poem more -
    http: //pearlsofpoetry.tk/babys-world/

  • Rookie - 3 Points isam Abdelrahman (5/15/2012 11:05:00 PM)

    This poem comes out of heart without make-up, stark naked as a beautiful new born baby; it is reallya poem

  • Rookie - 711 Points Sayeed Abubakar (5/10/2012 9:22:00 AM)

    I have read some of your poems and become your fan. I am a poet of Bangladesh, generally compose poems in Bangla, have some short poems in English version. I wish you read some of my poems and threw your comments. Is it possible for you. You are such a poet who has keen eyes and who knows how to play with words and how to offer a new message. I salute you.

  • Rookie Shadow Girl (3/21/2012 8:36:00 AM)

    All my comments get spammed into the deep yonder since everyone loves her.
    A true inner and outer beauty, a depth, a wisdom beyond this world and a humour
    of true wit.
    Thankyou
    Maya Angel...

  • Rookie - 0 Points Shondrika Anderson (3/13/2012 6:55:00 PM)

    I love to hear the poetry of this great poet. She along with several other African American writers are the inspirations to my writing. I too write poetry and it's my passion since the young age of 8. I have always said and dreamed of being a best selling author of original poetry of all sorts. I feel this is my gift from God and it should be shared with the world. Thanks Maya Angelou you really have helped pave the way for many like me. GOD BLESS.

  • Gold Star - 10,460 Points Ramesh Rai (2/21/2012 11:13:00 PM)

    God has sent an Angel to us
    to give her affection and love
    with her delightful poem
    Her name is
    The High Respected Maya Angelou
    May God bless her a long
    and joyful life.
    With kindest regards

  • Freshman - 1,219 Points Ken E Hall (2/21/2012 2:10:00 AM)

    Maya an Angel thats you... God bless... kind regards

  • Rookie Sudheer Gopinath (2/20/2012 8:43:00 AM)

    she is a very inspiring person to a lot of people

The Lesson

I keep on dying again.
Veins collapse, opening like the
Small fists of sleeping
Children.
Memory of old tombs,
Rotting flesh and worms do
Not convince me against
The challenge. The years
And cold defeat live deep in
Lines along my face.
They dull my eyes, yet
I keep on dying,
Because I love to live.

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