Maya Angelou

(4 April 1928 - 28 May 2014)

I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings


The free bird leaps
on the back of the wind
and floats downstream
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  • Rookie daisy barragan (2/23/2015 7:23:00 PM)

    Im reading these right now in 6th grade and i really love this poem bc it inspires me alot and it shows that she is really confident in herself (Report) Reply

  • Rookie IAm Tajera (2/20/2015 9:34:00 AM)

    She brings a whole new level to poetry 😍♡♡♡ (Report) Reply

  • Rookie estela ashkenazy (2/17/2015 6:02:00 AM)

    so perfect!!! (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 4,965 Points Jayatissa K. Liyanage (2/13/2015 8:55:00 AM)

    She is one of my few favorite poets in this PH site. Exquisitely penned. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Mary Morton (2/5/2015 8:59:00 AM)

    Lovely, beautiful, intuitive (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Ericka Casanova (2/4/2015 10:33:00 AM)

    She is my fav poet (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Koran Few (2/3/2015 7:22:00 PM)

    Loved her poetry (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Kay Simpson (2/1/2015 2:56:00 PM)

    Beautifully written words. Birds were born with wings but humans want to take there freedom to use them away. Open the cage door and set them free ✌️ (Report) Reply

  • Rookie miri Ashimi (1/30/2015 7:01:00 AM)

    Thanks it opens up a lot for me ! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Zola Masembuko (1/29/2015 8:14:00 AM)

    Someone is confused. This poem was written by Paul Laurence Dunbar. Maya Angelou borrowed the title for her autobio. (Report) Reply

    Rookie - 109 Points Tania Linsdell (2/8/2015 12:05:00 AM)

    Dunbar wrote a poem entitled Sympathy that also uses the phrase, I know why the caged bird sings. It is not this poem, but most likely inspired it.

    Rookie - 109 Points Tania Linsdell (2/8/2015 12:05:00 AM)

    Dunbar wrote a poem entitled Sympathy that also uses the phrase, I know why the caged bird sings. It is not this poem, but most likely inspired it.

  • Rookie - 76 Points Daniel Dawes (1/27/2015 2:12:00 PM)

    Really liked your poem and the freedom you've captured within it. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,080 Points Juwon Daniel (1/12/2015 10:25:00 AM)

    cage bird sings for freedom, sounds great for the finishing, I throw you a kudos. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 824 Points Lubinda Lubinda (12/24/2014 6:21:00 PM)

    Wow, what beautifully written Poetry, freedom is indeed one of those things we take for granted sometimes because we are free but what strikes me the most about this poem is how she depicts illustrates the caged birds song... (Report) Reply

    Rookie miri Ashimi (1/30/2015 7:01:00 AM)

    Thanks it opens up a lot for me !

  • Rookie - 475 Points Abegail Kyla Bilan (12/10/2014 6:09:00 AM)

    It draws a very nice picture in my mind. It opens my heart and gives impact more maybe on the readers. I also get new techniques in writing poems by just reading it and most of all, it's now one of my favorites :)) (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 2,503 Points Elizabeth Padillo Olesen (11/11/2014 1:53:00 PM)

    Beautiful image and message of the image of freedom, joy and music. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 363 Points Swrji Basumatary (9/24/2014 5:00:00 PM)

    Great heart touching poem. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Sharon Kiprono (8/16/2014 5:36:00 PM)

    Im trying to figure out why many people here do not like some of the comments posted by Mayas readers????? (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 75 Points Ishita Chakrabarty (8/15/2014 2:26:00 AM)

    But a caged bird stands on the grave of dreams- Yet the bird chirps and sings of freedom, freedom that it can never attain yet hoping just the same :) (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 21 Points Sam H (8/11/2014 6:56:00 AM)

    by singing, it submits (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Ninja Sedated (7/17/2014 7:24:00 PM)

    Hi. Your poem was comforting.
    God Bless (Report) Reply



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