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(4 April 1928)

I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings

The free bird leaps
on the back of the wind
and floats downstream
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  • Andrea Myrtle (12/28/2011 9:33:00 AM)

    reading this poem was a treat to my mind... brilliantly written..

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  • Judith Furedi (12/26/2011 11:57:00 AM)

    If I were to put a Maya Angelou's poem as #1, this would would be it.

  • Len Webster (11/29/2011 2:48:00 PM)

    A wonderful poem - best heard in Maya Angelou's OWN voice.

  • Sir Zvavanhuvevhu (11/27/2011 3:13:00 PM)

    A poem about the true African freedom Exodus. A good one.

  • Abhishek Tiwari (10/13/2011 11:05:00 PM)

    True like Sun in the east Raymond...
    The importance of freedom can be felt only if you are caged inside..,
    It is metaphorical and is applied to us too..

  • Raymond Uyok (10/11/2011 6:04:00 PM)

    A wonderful metaphorical expression of deep feelings for the caged in all ramifications of life. Please comment on my 'The Weeping Genius'

  • Pat Mathis (10/2/2011 8:29:00 PM)

    I think this poem is about the lack of freedom of speech. The subjects that were allowed, we were very vocal about. There were things that needed to be said at the time, but were not allowed. Note tense

  • Louis Rams (9/14/2011 11:14:00 AM)

    the caged bird sings of its plight, seeking freedom from dawn to night
    its feet are tied and his wings may be clipped, but freedoms cries come from its lips. LET FREEDOM RING!

  • Nanthinii Mohan (9/10/2011 6:33:00 AM)

    Excellent poem resembles Paul Laurence Dunbar's 'SYMPATHY'.....after all 'great minds think alike'.....loved it....

  • Ken E Hall (8/21/2011 11:03:00 PM)

    luvli meaningful poem on the plight of freedom denied I wish I could wave a magic wand and free all including the zoo animals...for the caged bird
    sings of freedom..kind regards.

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