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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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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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

    Absolutely brilliant.
    I love this poem.

    Mohabeer Beeharry

  • 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..

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Futa Voro (7/12/2013 5:43:00 PM)

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  • Alexis Pacheco (7/2/2013 7:16:00 AM)

    Not bad... it.was not bad at all

  • Karthik Ramanathan (6/30/2013 5:03:00 PM)

    I love this chick, she is really is the bee's knees. :)

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