Maya Angelou

(4 April 1928 - 28 May 2014)

A Conceit - Poem by Maya Angelou

Give me your hand

Make room for me
to lead and follow
you
beyond this rage of poetry.

Let others have
the privacy of
touching words
and love of loss
of love.

For me
Give me your hand.


Comments about A Conceit by Maya Angelou

  • Hassan Hayati (7/6/2017 12:44:00 AM)

    short, up to the point, simple and frank but full of meaning (Report)Reply

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  • (6/24/2017 9:51:00 AM)

    Touch of the soul mate's hand is enough... to lead & live the life (Report)Reply

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  • Indira Renganathan (10/28/2016 5:39:00 AM)

    A straight forward poem-1o (Report)Reply

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  • (1/1/2016 10:26:00 PM)

    Love this one (Report)Reply

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  • (12/11/2015 10:35:00 PM)

    Add a comment RIP icon (Report)Reply

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  • (11/14/2015 2:28:00 PM)

    As truly great master, just with a few short symbolic lines unified in an inspiring picture, Maya is opposing hypocritic view of conceit, fighting it off on the ground of sedimented personal experience and love, mirroring her humanity - beyond and apart of poetry call. (Report)Reply

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  • Rajesh Thankappan (1/12/2015 9:25:00 PM)

    Give and take love! A very touching poem. (Report)Reply

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  • (6/29/2014 10:20:00 AM)

    ................to hold someone's hand is very intimate and personal.....nice write... (Report)Reply

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  • (5/6/2014 8:04:00 PM)

    She has such deep poems. Love them. (Report)Reply

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  • Brian Jani (4/26/2014 4:57:00 PM)

    Awesome I like this poem, check mine out  (Report)Reply

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  • (11/29/2013 1:59:00 AM)

    The title gives a pleasant imagery. More or less like a teacher‘s advice to his student! I am impressed by the tone of the 2nd verse- “let others enjoy the privacy of the touching words and the love of loss of love.“
    - -thank u maya!
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  • (11/29/2013 1:41:00 AM)

    The title gives a pleasant imagery. More or less like a teacher‘s advice to his student! I am impressed by the tone of the 2nd verse- “let others enjoy the privacy of the touching words and the love of loss of love.“
    - -thank u maya!
    (Report)Reply

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  • Patricia Grantham (6/17/2013 6:46:00 PM)

    A very touching poem. I see and feel in this
    poem a sense of longing for togetherness.
    We are all one, no man is an island. Very
    spiritual.
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  • Rajnish Manga (8/30/2012 4:07:00 AM)

    The mysticism of the poem reverberates in the reader's consciousness while the poet wants to rise higher hand in hand with supreme being. Simple but powerful poem. (Report)Reply

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  • Cherret Leakey (8/20/2012 8:02:00 AM)

    Great work....tht's why i admire you. (Report)Reply

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  • Edward Kofi Louis (2/28/2012 6:27:00 AM)

    Great piece of work with the muse of love.

    E.K.L.
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  • Ramesh Rai (2/21/2012 6:47:00 AM)

    Within a short and simple word, love has been defined. Brilliant (Report)Reply

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  • (12/31/2011 10:42:00 PM)

    Brillant write...just as all of hers are...
    I admire her so.
    Theo
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  • (8/6/2011 2:36:00 PM)

    A rejected Hallmark card (Report)Reply

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  • (8/4/2011 11:22:00 AM)

    A gentle but powerful read. It is all things Maya! (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



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