Maya Angelou

(4 April 1928 - 28 May 2014)

The Lesson - Poem by Maya Angelou

I keep on dying again.
Veins collapse, opening like the
Small fists of sleeping
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Comments about The Lesson by Maya Angelou

  • Zakir Hussain Haidary (1/6/2017 7:47:00 AM)

    Because I love to live. (Report) Reply

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  • (9/8/2016 11:09:00 PM)

    I keep on dying,
    poem. Thanks for sharing it here.Because I love to live.
    Fantastic conceptualization of relationship between life and death in an equally fantastic
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  • Mizzy ........ (9/8/2016 7:21:00 PM)

    Special poetry......Thanks for posting.! (Report) Reply

  • Susan Williams (9/8/2016 4:20:00 PM)

    She is poet with poetry running through those veins she describes so so well, Yes, I needed that lesson today from the great Maya. (Report) Reply

  • Rajnish Manga (9/8/2016 12:20:00 PM)

    The instinct to live and survive in the face of all calamities and challenges is central to human existence. I support the poet's clear and emphatic views in this regard. What an expression!
    I keep on dying,
    Because I love to live.
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  • Seamus O' Brian (9/8/2016 9:34:00 AM)

    I keep on dying
    Because I love to live
    Such a powerful summary of mankind's deep instinct to survive in the face of all opposition, even death.
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  • (9/8/2016 4:08:00 AM)

    I like this far better than some of Maya's more famous poems. It has a beautiful, restrained tone and fine imagery
    and the feeling of a courageous soul determined to endure suffering. Yes, a very fine poem.
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  • Edward Kofi Louis (9/8/2016 4:02:00 AM)

    Memory of old tombs! ! Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Anil Kumar Panda (9/8/2016 1:14:00 AM)

    The hunger to live is there despite many worries and much pain. Beautiful. (Report) Reply

  • Shahid Saleem Butt (4/15/2016 8:07:00 AM)

    love, life and truth are the only realities (Report) Reply

  • Hadil Diaf (11/1/2015 8:57:00 AM)

    So beautiful words, , (Report) Reply

  • (8/30/2015 4:15:00 PM)

    ....vivid imagery and flows nicely ★ (Report) Reply

  • (5/30/2014 12:28:00 AM)

    maya angelou you're d'best 1 (Report) Reply

  • Brian Jani (4/26/2014 5:17:00 PM)

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

  • (1/14/2012 11:51:00 AM)

    Love this poem. It reminds me of the words in a song... You cut me open and I keep bleeding love. (Report) Reply

  • (10/11/2011 11:25:00 PM)

    Age sure does weary us but your cleverness shouts out 'I love to live' so do I that's why
    I as a kid I dived into the cellars to avoid Hitler's bombs, glad he's is wonderful...kind regards
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  • (8/17/2011 10:52:00 PM)

    beautiful.... one of my favorites! :) (Report) Reply

  • (2/5/2011 6:34:00 PM)

    grate poem..... i loved it :) (Report) Reply

  • (12/17/2010 2:55:00 AM)

    I keep dying because I love to live... Love it. (Report) Reply

  • (6/24/2010 10:33:00 PM)

    I love when she says I keep dying because I love to live...What that means to me is in order to enjoy the good times in life you have to know the struggle if I never knew struggle I would never appreciate peace comfort and a worry less life. So I don't mind dying because it teaches me how much I love living. -Wrong Era (Report) Reply

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