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 Alaa Hussain (10/12/2013 7:20:00 PM)

    (Days) apologized to me a friend and
    said, I've missed the old days very
    simple words routine life fixed
    principles do not budge the rest of the
    time to renew and promised era and
    tender (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 224 Points Tristan Love-day (10/7/2013 8:41:00 AM)

    i thnk i've fallen for your words.....keep it up :) (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Kristen Graham (10/2/2013 10:45:00 AM)

    Oh My God this poem is so touching. It was so emotional. I was about to cry when i was reading this poem. Maya Angelou I look up to you in poetry. I look up to you as my role model. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 415 Points Krishnakumar Chandrasekar Nair (9/30/2013 11:06:00 AM)

    They caged his body, clipped his wings
    But could not restrain his dreamy flings
    That a free mind with a free voice rings
    No prison can hold such wonderful things (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Mohammed Abdalla (9/24/2013 11:18:00 PM)

    so marvelously penned (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 32 Points Adriana Lopez (9/23/2013 10:59:00 AM)

    I've jst joined this site and hands down maya is at this point my favorite poet, her poems are so profound and jst amazing (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Lupe Hey (9/22/2013 5:54:00 PM)

    i loved it what a great poem. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Tejaswani Gaur (9/22/2013 8:39:00 AM)

    what a talent to observe pain of aflightless caged bird (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 24 Points Sudama Panigrahi (9/21/2013 7:59:00 AM)

    Fabulous indeed. Love the image of fetters and freedom. (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 178 Points Bernard Kennedy (9/18/2013 1:45:00 PM)

    really nice, lyrical as beat of life and love. (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 7,536 Points Geetha Jayakumar (9/18/2013 9:50:00 AM)

    Wow. Fantastic poem. I love this poem.. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 21 Points Robert Omondi (9/12/2013 2:52:00 PM)

    My reply to you,
    my dear Angelou,
    of the bird that sings,
    through the cage rings,
    is that the bird does sing
    not because it is free,
    as a bird would be,
    out in the sky,
    but it is the caged bird that does sing
    with its beak held high,
    the bird that still knows
    that deep in its soul,
    it still has a song
    with a tune so powerful and strong
    to go through the cage
    and be listened to by a sage
    who will then say,
    “Deep in that tune,
    lies a freedom so free and immune,
    to the caged rings,
    that hold the bird,
    and as the bird sings,
    I too, will fight for it to be free”.
    The caged bird
    that is still able to sing,
    invites yet
    another bud
    to flower
    and continue with the freedom ring
    that is the bird's power. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 21 Points Robert Omondi (9/12/2013 2:39:00 PM)

    My reply to you,
    my dear Angelou,
    of the bird that sings,
    through the cage rings,
    is that the bird does sing
    not because it is free,
    as a bird would be,
    out in the sky,
    but it is the caged bird that does sing
    with its beak held high,
    the bird that still knows
    that deep in its soul,
    it still has a song
    with a tune so powerful and strong
    to go through the cage
    and be listened to by a sage
    who will then say,
    Deep in that tune,
    lies a freedom so free and immune,
    to the caged rings,
    that hold the bird,
    and as the bird sings,
    I too, will fight for it to be free.
    The caged bird
    that is still able to sing,
    invites yet another bud
    to flower
    and continue with the freedom ring
    that is the bird's power. (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie Mohabeer Beeharry (8/16/2013 6:32:00 AM)

    Absolutely brilliant.
    I love this poem.

    Mohabeer Beeharry (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Gabriella Green (7/22/2013 10:58:00 AM)

    I love this poem.
    You can never cage my mind, my soul or especially my SPIRIT.. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 178 Points Bernard Kennedy (7/14/2013 1:53:00 AM)

    really beautiful- spiritual, as if the caged bird sings its prayer, desire and the free bird, its potential, divinity realized. Like Irenaeus- the glory of God is man fully alive. Deeply spiritual. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Juggie Pather (7/13/2013 3:45:00 AM)

    This poem evoked long lost feelings when I kept a pair of love birds as pet. Never again. Reminds me of South Africa's dark days under Apartheid (Report) Reply

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