Awaking In New York Poem by Maya Angelou

Awaking In New York

Rating: 3.5


Curtains forcing their will
against the wind,
children sleep,
exchanging dreams with
seraphim. The city
drags itself awake on
subway straps; and
I, an alarm, awake as a
rumor of war,
lie stretching into dawn,
unasked and unheeded.

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Mishack Mchunu 27 January 2012

I ALWAYS ENJOY YOUR POETRY. ON AGING BEST POEM EVER!

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Ramesh Rai 21 February 2012

A lovely poem. i do not find appropriate word to praise

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Susan Williams 30 December 2015

Can anyone say a bad word about Maya's writings, her heart, her soul? I do not think I would like to meet the person who could- they may be the monsters that wait in the wings of history

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Stephen W 01 May 2014

Quite a nice poem. A shock, coming from her.

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Angelina Holmes 06 May 2014

It has such an interesting image.

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MAHTAB BANGALEE 25 November 2021

Awake lively as like the nature!

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Chinedu Dike 23 November 2021

Well conceived and nicely crafted with artistic brilliance....

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Pam Smart 23 November 2021

My favourite poet. Marvellous poem.

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Rose Marie Juan-austin 23 November 2021

A poem of great depth. A vivid depiction of a beautiful city in turmoil. Compelling imagery.

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Suryendu Chaudhury 11 October 2020

The poem is subtle in portraying the alienation and existential crisis which it does not speak about in reality.

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