Maya Angelou

(4 April 1928 - 28 May 2014)

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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 Anita Venter (8/21/2012 2:27:00 PM)

    ... not like anyone would really get this poem; you all search for who its author is (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Margaret Haig (8/7/2012 2:28:00 AM)

    You certainly know how to write a story into a poem, it gives a picture of what you are seeing well done (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Lionel Freeman (7/27/2012 9:43:00 PM)

    Great true words of wisdom from a true great of her craft. It makes me appreciate freedom and other things we so often consider simple and inconsequential. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Lynn Stillman (7/20/2012 4:40:00 PM)

    Such a deep and beautiful poem from such a beautiful heart. It reminds me of my own freedom because I am
    half blind. Such a beautiful poem that touched something deep inside of me.Thank you Miss Angelou. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie 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 (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 10 Points 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! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 396 Points 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. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie 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. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie 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.. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie 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.. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Queen Nzingah (5/26/2012 5:35:00 PM)

    Speechless, as usual, Ms. Angelou. I thank the Most High for speaking to us through your marvelous poetry. (Report) Reply

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