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The Lesson

I keep on dying again.
Veins collapse, opening like the
Small fists of sleeping
........................
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  • Marton Dezso (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
    Öklei.
    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.

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  • William Rodenberg (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.

  • Yannis Voultos (5/16/2009 3:17:00 AM)

    Very good lesson, especially the conclusion

  • Didier Kahungu (7/25/2008 9:19:00 AM)

    incredible Maya, i wonder how you do it

  • Abbey Rigney (5/30/2008 4:53:00 PM)

    Righteous poem! It shows a lot of meaning!

  • Allison Dones (2/26/2008 1:27:00 PM)

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






    BALLA 0 BASKETBALL 4 LIFE

  • Katie Dean (2/8/2008 8:08:00 PM)

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

  • Ruth Ngungi (11/21/2007 8:22:00 AM)

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

  • Ruth Ngungi (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 live....it 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!

  • Hakan Han (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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