Maya Angelou

(4 April 1928 - 28 May 2014)

Awaking In New York - Poem by Maya Angelou

Curtains forcing their will
against the wind,
children sleep,
exchanging dreams with
seraphim. The city
drags itself awake on
subway straps; and
I, an alarm, awake as a
rumor of war,
lie stretching into dawn,
unasked and unheeded.


Comments about Awaking In New York by Maya Angelou

  • Rookie - 175 Points Angelina Holmes (5/6/2014 8:22:00 PM)

    It has such an interesting image. (Report) Reply

    24 person liked.
    8 person did not like.
  • Freshman - 514 Points Stephen W (5/1/2014 9:34:00 PM)

    Quite a nice poem. A shock, coming from her. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 118 Points Brian Jani (4/26/2014 5:00:00 PM)

    Awesome I like this poem, check mine out  (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 18 Points Crystal Star (4/1/2014 5:42:00 AM)

    One never knows what it is like to be in New York unless one has lived there. Well I have not but i do dream to live one day. Some day. (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 4,102 Points Patricia Grantham (6/17/2013 8:47:00 AM)

    Awakening in the city that never sleeps.
    Even in the hustle and bustle of city oe
    can still find a bit of relaxation. Enjoyed
    this one. Forever Maya. (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,289 Points Walterrean Salley (4/1/2013 2:39:00 PM)

    An interesting morning read. Very enjoyable. Thank you Mrs. Angelou (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 13,405 Points Ramesh Rai (2/21/2012 6:50:00 AM)

    A lovely poem. i do not find appropriate word to praise (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Mishack Mchunu (1/27/2012 2:51:00 PM)

    I ALWAYS ENJOY YOUR POETRY. ON AGING BEST POEM EVER! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 23, 2012

Poem Edited: Saturday, March 29, 2014


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