Treasure Island

Maya Angelou

(4 April 1928 - 28 May 2014)

On the Pulse of Morning


A Rock, A River, A Tree
Hosts to species long since departed,
Marked the mastodon.
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  • Anand Brown (5/14/2014 2:31:00 AM)

    I will never forget Maya Angelou reciting this poem at the inauguration of Bill Clinton. Simply amazing, I watch the video over and over again. (Report) Reply

    Richard Thripp (5/31/2014 2:10:00 PM)

    Try to forget because you are judged by the company you keep. Yes, of course, it's your choice to praise Angelou who praised Margaret Sanger who referred to negroes as human weeds.

  • Patricia Grantham (6/17/2013 9:06:00 AM)

    A lovely poem. I enjoyed reading this.
    Things past has roots for us to grow by.
    The Rock is our refuge and a place of
    safety. Good write (Report) Reply

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