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(Jan 21,1960 / NEW YORK)

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* Maya Angelou the Haiku Poet

i rise
i rise
i rise

i'm a
black ocean,
leaping and wide

i dance like I've got
diamonds at the meeting
of my thighs

into a daybreak
that's wondrously clear
I rise

the gifts my ancestors gave,
I am the dream,
hope of the slave'

Submitted: Tuesday, June 26, 2012


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  • marvin brato (9/24/2013 3:56:00 AM)

    Nice tribute to a poet!

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