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 Kelly Allen Vinal (12/2/2004 7:46:00 AM)

    Amongst her greatest poems. Obviously Paul Lawrence Dunbar influenced, specifically by the poem 'Sympathy', Maya Angelou takes the theme and broadens it with her own spin. A modern classic. (Report) Reply

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