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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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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • C S (5/14/2012 8:13:00 AM)

    This is my favourite poem of all time, a very talented lady....... (Report) Reply

  • Sayeed Abubakar (5/10/2012 9:06:00 AM)

    Our Rabindranath has such a poem in Bangla language on caged bird and free bird. But it is quite a different poem. Both are beautiful. (Report) Reply

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