Maya Angelou

(4 April 1928 - 28 May 2014)

I know why the caged bird sings - Poem by Maya Angelou

A free bird leaps on the back
Of the wind and floats downstream
Till the current ends and dips his wing
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Comments about I know why the caged bird sings by Maya Angelou

  • (6/28/2017 6:48:00 PM)


    I understand this now in a way I never could before. Those who are free take it for granted, they don't even understand what they've got - but those who are chained, by bars, or by grief, or by age, or by some other circumstance - they yearn for that freedom that's so easily taken for granted.
    They yearn to lay their heads down on a cloud pillow without a care. They yearn to walk in the surf and feel the sand and water between their toes. But they can only dream about these things, because they are impossible.
    I understand now in a way I never did before, though I thought I did. I wish I didn't.
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  • Tom Allport (2/13/2017 1:01:00 PM)

    tom allport
    a great understanding poem about never giving up ones dreams? no matter who or what you are? (Report) Reply

  • (3/9/2016 6:17:00 AM)


    All three posts of Maya deal with the same issue -freedom. That sacred precondition of all singing life! The first or the ultimate goal, the one out of dispute, beyond any else! (Report) Reply








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