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(4 April 1928)

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  • Njabulo Mkandla (10/15/2009 8:08:00 PM)

    What strength! Definitely deserves the spot it's been given. I'm a first timer to this sight and your poem has made me hope for many more beautiful words to read.
    Thank you

    10 person liked.
    5 person did not like.
  • Ibrahim Sambo (10/5/2009 10:56:00 AM)

    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.

  • Janell Cressman (9/29/2009 7:48:00 PM)

    Maya Angelou is an amazing poetess, with a true gift for words that go right to the soul, she is an amazing woman, and she has made me proud to be a woman
    and a poetess.

    thank you Maya for the truth that spills over in all your poems

  • Robin Brolaski (8/31/2009 12:34:00 PM)

    To - Claudi Roo - Look at ALL the facts first....

    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.

  • Richard Ney (8/24/2009 11:04:00 AM)

    Hey Miss Maya Angelou, It's an honor 2 actually give you my comment on one of your poems, Still I Rise, . My comment is that poem is the best poem I have ever heard beside mine and yours helped me to stand up and rise.
    Jessica, age 15

  • Claudi Roo (8/22/2009 2:17:00 AM)

    this writer is not a writer, they are a plaguriser who steals from talented songwriters like ben harper, her poem still i rise is the same except for a fer words as a ben harper song called i'll rise stop stealing

  • Enitan Onikoyi (8/21/2009 3:40:00 PM)

    Maya Angelou is not just a Poet, she is a great writer and a beautiful African American woman. I love her to bit, because all her books and poems are source of joy to me. Maya, may your sun shines for ever. Thanks for all your contributions to the world. You are my Idol.

  • Aminath Neena (8/6/2009 11:49:00 PM)

    Its a super poem. so simple yet so perfect

  • Patrick Elliott (8/2/2009 7:02:00 PM)

    An absolutely beautiful poem. Exquisite and perfect in every way.
    Please change line 2 to 'on the back of the wind'

  • Sumedha Mane (3/12/2009 7:53:00 AM)

    I love this poem. It is so simple but so perfect. Maya Angelou is a superwoman-serene, beautiful and strong. She is a role model for me.

Million Man March Poem

The night has been long,
The wound has been deep,
The pit has been dark,
And the walls have been steep.

Under a dead blue sky on a distant beach,
I was dragged by my braids just beyond your reach.
Your hands were tied, your mouth was bound,
You couldn't even call out my name.

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