The Mothering Blackness Poem by Maya Angelou

The Mothering Blackness

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She came home running
back to the mothering blackness
deep in the smothering blackness
white tears icicle gold plains of her face
She came home running

She came down creeping
here to the black arms waiting
now to the warm heart waiting
rime of alien dreams befrosts her rich brown face
She came down creeping

She came home blameless
black yet as Hagar’s daughter
tall as was Sheba’s daughter
threats of northern winds die on the desert’s face
She came home blameless

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Dave Walker 23 January 2012

A fantastic poem, really great.

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Brian Jani 26 April 2014

Awesome I like this poem, check mine out 

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* Sunprincess * 30 August 2015

.....nicely penned...an incredible poem ?

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Zakir Hussain Haidary 06 January 2017

nice 1 thanks for share

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Subhas Chandra Chakra 09 December 2017

She came home blameless black yet as Hagar’s daughter tall as was Sheba’s daughter threats of northern winds die on the desert’s face Great imageries Beautiful poem.

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Dr Antony Theodore 31 August 2020

She came home blameless black yet as Hagar’s daughter tall as was Sheba’s daughter threats of northern winds die on the desert’s face She came home blameless- noble thinking of the dear poetess Maya Angelou. tony

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Khairul Ahsan 11 February 2019

'She came home blameless' - the best way the poem could end!

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Savita Tyagi 11 February 2019

Beautiful poem rich with imagery and deep sentiments.Love to read Maya Angelou.

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Edward Kofi Louis 11 February 2019

Blameless! ! Blackness! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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Adrian Flett 11 February 2019

Running, creeping, blameless. A sad indictment on our world.

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