Maya Angelou

(4 April 1928 - 28 May 2014)

Passing Time

Poem by Maya Angelou

Your skin like dawn
Mine like musk

One paints the beginning
of a certain end.

The other, the end of a
sure beginning.


Comments about Passing Time by Maya Angelou

  • Gopika Menon (12/30/2018 7:50:00 AM)

    Wow very beautiful poem(Report)Reply

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  • Nh380101003 (10/1/2018 5:55:00 PM)

    Tttt4444(Report)Reply

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  • LIL Pump (7/31/2018 6:06:00 PM)

    GG nice peom Esskkiittt.(Report)Reply

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  • old man jere (7/31/2018 6:06:00 PM)

    this poem is so bad lol(Report)Reply

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  • Affiah OdhiamboAffiah Odhiambo (5/22/2018 6:47:00 PM)

    Poetry defined Love you Maya(Report)Reply

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  • carter cohen (5/2/2018 10:39:00 AM)

    my responce a rare poet sketches the portrait of time space and being this is a verry beutiful poem and very profound poem indeed im glad I read this(Report)Reply

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  • Richard (1/10/2018 5:50:00 AM)

    Nice poem, I liked the words.(Report)Reply

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  • Kshirod Kumar DehuryKshirod Kumar Dehury (12/14/2017 7:36:00 AM)

    beautiful poem and very profound poem indeed.thanks sharing.(Report)Reply

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  • Subhas Chandra ChakraSubhas Chandra Chakra (12/10/2017 12:08:00 AM)

    One paints the beginning
    of a certain end.
    The other, the end of a
    sure beginning.
    What a grand creation?
    1000+++++(Report)Reply

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  • Subhas Chandra ChakraSubhas Chandra Chakra (12/9/2017 11:46:00 PM)

    A rare poet sketches the portrait of time, space and being.(Report)Reply

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  • Alexander JulianAlexander Julian (12/9/2017 10:32:00 PM)

    She plays with words here to create a reversal of thought- dawn to musk, as in beginning to end.(Report)Reply

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  • Jayatissa K. LiyanageJayatissa K. Liyanage (12/9/2017 10:09:00 PM)

    Wow! What a profound message she castes just in six line. Unimaginable. That's beauty of the Poetess. Wish she was with us for another generation. Thanks for sharing. X(Report)Reply

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  • Anil Kumar PandaAnil Kumar Panda (12/9/2017 9:28:00 AM)

    A great poem from a great poet. So nice. Loved it.(Report)Reply

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  • Prativa RaniPrativa Rani (12/9/2017 7:39:00 AM)

    One paints the beginning
    of a certain end.
    The great poetess is a great painter of words too(Report)Reply

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  • Savita TyagiSavita Tyagi (12/9/2017 6:52:00 AM)

    Interesting! She is always acutely aware of differences. But we all have a beginning and an end.(Report)Reply

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  • Edward Kofi LouisEdward Kofi Louis (12/9/2017 4:08:00 AM)

    Of a certain end! ! Thanks for sharing.(Report)Reply

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  • Dr Dillip K SwainDr Dillip K Swain (12/9/2017 4:00:00 AM)

    I like the way things are rounded up in a cycle... 'One paints the beginning of certain end'...a beautiful write by the great poetess Maya Angelou!(Report)Reply

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  • Bernard F. AsuncionBernard F. Asuncion (12/9/2017 2:36:00 AM)

    Such a brilliant write by Maya Angelou👍👍👍(Report)Reply

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  • Rae SeagullRae Seagull (12/9/2017 2:33:00 AM)

    Interesting analogy of dawn-dusk and skin colour. Another succinct one by Maya(Report)Reply

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  • Deepak Kumar Pattanayak (12/9/2017 1:48:00 AM)

    The accounts of this composition are succinct and yet sufficient to mean what she wants to say and everybody wants to know.........brilliant and unparalleled.......will be remembered for ever........thanks for sharing(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



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