Maya Angelou

(4 April 1928 - 28 May 2014)

The Traveller - Poem by Maya Angelou

Byways and bygone
And lone nights long
Sun rays and sea waves
And star and stone

Manless and friendless
No cave my home
This is my torture
My long nights, lone

Comments about The Traveller by Maya Angelou

  • Glen Kappy (1/9/2019 6:09:00 PM)

    ms. maya knows how to write, knows how to keep it short and simple. for those of us who like to rhyme, notice how she doesn't sacrifice sense to force a rhyme but makes a flowing poem with near rhymes. -gk (Report) Reply

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  • Edward Kofi Louis (1/9/2019 10:24:00 AM)

    This is my torture! !

    Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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  • (1/9/2019 9:54:00 AM)

    up to I saw the paycheck saying $7438, I have cousin was like truley bringing home money parttime at there labtop.. there moms best frend had bean doing this for only about 8 months and a short time ago cleard the mortgage on there mini mansion and bourt a brand new Honda. this is where I went..........
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  • Dr.tony Brahmin (1/9/2019 9:31:00 AM)

    This is my torture
    My long nights, lone- loneliness, without anyone.. tony
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  • Anil Kumar Panda (1/9/2019 9:10:00 AM)

    One can write the best poem when lonely and sad. This is the example. Such a beauty. Enjoyed. (Report) Reply

  • Mahtab Bangalee (1/9/2019 3:16:00 AM)

    deserted not, its home but manless, friendless- alone all alone, travel nowhere but into the self gloomy space (Report) Reply

  • Adrian Flett (1/9/2019 2:39:00 AM)

    A sad poem speaking of the loneliness of the intellect. (Report) Reply

  • Ramesh T A (1/9/2019 1:25:00 AM)

    Nice depiction of a person having no place of one's own open to Sun rays and sea waves and star and stone! (Report) Reply

  • Hassan Hayati (1/9/2019 1:01:00 AM)

    This is Maya Angelou, brave to express the feelings that many of us fear to show, thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Petals Azureblue (1/9/2019 12:35:00 AM)

    Lonely soul takes stock of this situation. Thanks for posting... (Report) Reply

  • Bernard F. Asuncion (1/9/2019 12:21:00 AM)

    A magnificent poem by Maya Angelou.................................. (Report) Reply

  • Petals Azureblue (11/10/2018 2:43:00 AM)

    Loneliness of a a strange land? ? (Report) Reply

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  • (6/11/2018 9:29:00 AM)

    I love poems! The are so fun to read and learn about. I read poems everyday. (Report) Reply

  • (5/23/2018 12:18:00 PM)

    this is wack. wack af lololollololooolloloolollloo (Report) Reply

  • (5/2/2018 10:26:00 AM)

    each poem that maya angelou rights has a meaning do you know what that is? (Report) Reply

  • (5/2/2018 10:23:00 AM)

    whats this mean guys (Report) Reply

  • (4/12/2018 2:26:00 PM)

    Never be alone when you come to the life
    Never be alone when you get rid of the selfishness
    (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, March 9, 2016

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