2/21/2016

The Caged Bird......






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Maya Angelou. Photo WEB

Today I want to share with all you a poem by an American author, poet, civil rights activist and a super inspirational person for millions of people around the world, I am talking about Maya Angelou.

Angelou is famous for her award-winning books and poetry. She is also the first black woman who entered the dazzling world of Hollywood as director, producer and writer. She even starred in different productions for film, TV and stage.

Photo: WEB

Here is her lovely poem named "I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings"

The free bird leaps
on the back of the wind
and floats downstream
till the current ends
and dips his wings
in the orange sun rays
and dares to claim the sky.

But a bird that stalks
down his narrow cage
can seldom see through
his bars of rage
his wings are clipped and
his feet are tied
so he opens his throat to sing.

The caged bird sings
with fearful trill
of the things unknown
but longed for still
and his tune is heard
on the distant hill for the caged bird
sings of freedom

The free bird thinks of another breeze
and the trade winds soft through the sighing trees
and the fat worms waiting on a dawn-bright lawn
and he names the sky his own.

But a caged bird stands on the grave of dreams
his shadow shouts on a nightmare scream
his wings are clipped and his feet are tied
so he opens his throat to sing

The caged bird sings
with a fearful trill
of things unknown
but longed for still
and his tune is heard
on the distant hill
for the caged bird

sings of freedom.


I hope you enjoyed reading this beautiful poetry =)







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37 comments:

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  2. so nice nice poem dear,
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  4. Lovely poetry and thanks for following me. I have followed you back via GFC.

    Chaste & Beautiful

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  5. Oh Maya Angelou is so great! I love her works ♥

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    1. thank you Cielo I am also a big fan of her and read inspirational poetry :)
      I am following you via GFC. =)

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  6. beautiful poem! thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you for visiting us. I followed yo via GFC =)

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    1. Yes Tijana J. Dominguez, Angelou's words are very motivational.
      I am your new Follower via GFC =)

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    2. Thank you for following me! I followed you back :)

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  8. Love this poem! Beautiful post! xx

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    1. Thank you Vildana Suta. We are now following each other via GFC =)

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  9. Hi there,

    What a great poem!
    Thanks for visiting and following my blog :)

    I've followed you back on GFC!

    xx
    Stay in touch!

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    1. Hi Stephanie,
      Thank you for your visit and following, we are now connected with each other via GFC =)

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    1. Hi Cvjetkovic,
      Thanks :)
      I am following you via GFC, hopw you will also follow back =)

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  11. Nice Inspirations

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  13. Greetings from Macedonia, this is a really nice poem.

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