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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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  • Emmanuel Monychol (7/1/2012 9:28:00 AM)

    Very Impressive and reflective of the 1960's civil movement cries of freedom.

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  • Poetry Prince (6/30/2012 1:16:00 PM)

    I studied this poem for Cambridge 'O' Level 2007 and wrote an essay on it. I got an A*.
    I think we all relate to the caged bird, and our prison is in our state of mind. This is beautiful

  • Wahab Abdul (6/29/2012 6:08:00 AM)

    in the 3rd stanza 5th line has a typing mistake.....

  • Linda May Fox (6/26/2012 4:25:00 PM)

    One of my favourite poems. Her message touches me and I love the way she's written it!

  • Khushbeen Kaur (6/22/2012 2:16:00 AM)

    Very nice topic, the words and the concept nicely collated! Keep it up :)

  • Eiz Qarqash (6/15/2012 2:09:00 PM)

    Thank you Mrs. Maya Angelou for such a poem with deep meanings....

  • Ray Subrata Ray (6/8/2012 2:32:00 PM)

    The poem relates a contrast between liberty and slavery. The poem has its echo with Tagore's poem, -Dui-Pakhi or The Two Birds.

  • Brian Morrison (6/7/2012 6:38:00 AM)

    Good poets must transform and become one with the words and lines produced. Maya is extremely adept in inserting her soul in her works. Thank you for inspiring me Maya.

  • Erised A (6/3/2012 3:56:00 PM)

    ahhh this poem is so touchable in my country, you'll find here millions of caged birds, singing with a fearful trill..

  • Erised A (6/3/2012 3:55:00 PM)

    ahhh this poem is so touchable in my country, you'll find here millions of caged birds, singing with a fearful trill..

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