Treasure Island

Maya Angelou

(4 April 1928 - 28 May 2014)

Passing Time


Your skin like dawn
Mine like musk

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  • Patricia Grantham (6/17/2013 9:04:00 PM)

    Very interesting Maya from beginning to end.
    There are difference of pigmentation in the
    color of the skin. A thoughtful write. (Report) Reply

  • Tony Elsby (5/12/2011 7:14:00 AM)

    For me such a sad poem but yes, as someone else mentioned, a profound poem nevertheless.

    Testimony to the brainwashing of people all over the world by those who would control them from birth.

    Would that the brotherhood of youth would rise up and reject such theft of the soul by bigotted people and defend real freedom instead of self interest.

    Thou Shalt Not Steal Applies to minds as well as chattels and, in my view, the former is a greater sin than the latter.

    With respect to the rights and freedoms of others a person should be able to think whatever they wish and to love whoever they choose. That they so-often can't is more a reflection of fear rather than conviction. (Report) Reply

  • Supriya Chowdhary (3/5/2010 11:04:00 PM)

    a beautiful and very profound poem indeed. analogy of color, its acceptance and the pride in it is clearly evident but the last two lines establishing the relationship of one to begining and the other to end is captivating. if this poem has to be read in terms od binaries, it can be endless binaries, black, wjite, man women, self, other, west, east. as any hegemonic power has certain ends in mind whereas the 'other' is characterised by begining. please respond if anyone disagrees.. waiting..... (Report) Reply

  • Matt O'leary (6/24/2009 6:23:00 PM)

    Surely that's a spelling mistake in the second line?

    'Mine like musk'

    Shouldn't it be dusk? (Report) Reply

  • Teresa Dearing (1/5/2009 9:16:00 AM)

    Lovely. I had a dear friend who has skin like coffe' o-lay, the most beautiful person I knew. T (Report) Reply

  • Susan Lawino (4/14/2005 10:06:00 PM)

    The beginning of a sure end.... accepted finality, she seems content, I want to let go too. If only.... (Report) Reply

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