Maya Angelou

(4 April 1928 - 28 May 2014)

The Lesson - Poem by Maya Angelou

I keep on dying again.
Veins collapse, opening like the
Small fists of sleeping
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Comments about The Lesson by Maya Angelou

  • (2/5/2010 3:03:00 AM)

    'i keep dying bcoz i love to live' aren't the best thing happened after a long time! (Report) Reply

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  • (8/17/2009 4:39:00 AM)

    It oozes out and starts to pour,
    These splendidly worded lines I adore,
    It gropes and wrenches the choking from within,
    And releases a breath of fresh air, bloodied, warm, I mean.
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  • (7/8/2009 10:24:00 AM)

    I just want to comment on one thing miss Angelou all your poems teaches me a lesson some way or the other and I love love you and I KNOW I HAVE YOU (Report) Reply

  • (7/1/2009 3:14:00 AM)

    Dear Poet. I don't say nothing about
    your powerful poem. I already did,
    when 'had to' translate it into Hungarian,
    so it came to life again. Not the same
    but twins in the womb. Enjoy:

    A Lecke
    (The Lesson - Maya Angelou)

    Meghalok megint szüntelen.
    A vénák összeesnek, majd kinyílnak mint
    Alvó gyermekek kicsiny
    Régi sírok képe,
    Rothadó hús és férge nem
    Tántorítnak el. Az évek
    És hideg győ z az életen
    Arcom mély redő iben.
    Elveszik szemem fényét, mégis
    Meghalok szüntelen,
    Mert élni szeretek.
    (Report) Reply

  • (6/21/2009 5:28:00 PM)

    I enjoy the concept of self percerverience, however i believe that recollection of the emotionally unstable past serves only as a barrier to a prosperous future. (Report) Reply

  • (5/16/2009 3:17:00 AM)

    Very good lesson, especially the conclusion (Report) Reply

  • (7/25/2008 9:19:00 AM)

    incredible Maya, i wonder how you do it (Report) Reply

  • (5/30/2008 4:53:00 PM)

    Righteous poem! It shows a lot of meaning! (Report) Reply

  • (2/26/2008 1:27:00 PM)

    I LOVE THIS PEOM ITS GREAT! ! ! ! ! ! !

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  • (2/8/2008 8:08:00 PM)

    Maya Angelou is def. gifted........ this poem hits you right in the chest....its powerful (Report) Reply

  • (11/21/2007 8:22:00 AM)

    Of all Maya's poems i have read so far i find this one most spiritual. (Report) Reply

  • (11/21/2007 8:19:00 AM)

    I tend to think that anyone who has taken a powerful personal daunting cauese will understand this poem. You feel like giving up, but your life depends on it so much its all you feed on to becomes a cycle, living nad dying, living and dying....the fragility of the human soul over time sometimes makes us want to give up life, but Life itself fights us on..................deep! (Report) Reply

  • (12/29/2005 12:14:00 AM)

    You love to live!
    to love is to kill!

    to live to kill?
    to kill to live!

    Sheeps greed!
    wolves love!

    greed kills love!
    look at that sheep!
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