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Maya Angelou Poetry

Maya Angelou was an American poet, memoirist, and civil rights activist. She published seven autobiographies, three books of essays, several books of poetry, and was credited with a list of plays, movies, and television shows spanning over 50 years. Born: 4 April 1928, St. Louis, Missouri, United... Read More

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You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may tread me in the very dirt

When you come to me, unbidden,
Beckoning me
To long-ago rooms,
Where memories lie.

Offering me

I keep on dying again.
Veins collapse, opening like the
Small fists of sleeping
Children.
Memory

Some clichty folks
don't know the facts,
posin' and preenin'
and puttin' on acts,
stretchin' the

When I think about myself,
I almost laugh myself to death,
My life has been one great big joke,

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

Manless and f

The dark lantern of world sadness has cast its shadow upon the land.

We stumble into our misery o

When great trees fall,
rocks on distant hills shudder,
lions hunker down
in tall grasses,
and ev

She came home running
back to the mothering blackness
deep in the smothering blackness
white tea

BECAUSE we have forgotten our ancestors,
our children no longer give us honor.

BECAUSE we have l

They went home and told their wives,
that never once in all their lives,
had they known a girl l

We, unaccustomed to courage
exiles from delight
live coiled in shells of loneliness
until love le

We die,
Welcoming Bluebeards to our darkening closets,
Stranglers to our outstretched necks,
S

Tremors of your network
cause kings to disappear.
Your open mouth in anger
makes nations bow i

A Rock, A River, A Tree
Hosts to species long since departed,
Mark the mastodon.
The dinosaur, wh

Pretty women wonder where my secret lies.
I'm not cute or built to suit a fashion model's size
But

The Health-Food Diner
No sprouted wheat and soya shoots
And Brussels in a cake,
Carrot straw and

I've got the children to tend
The clothes to mend
The floor to mop
The food to shop
Then the chi

Televised news turns
a half-used day into
a waste of desolation.
If nothing wondrous preceded
th

Maya Angelou Poetry

Maya Angelou was an American poet, memoirist, and civil rights activist. She published seven autobiographies, three books of essays, several books of poetry, and was credited with a list of plays, movies, and television shows spanning over 50 years. Born: 4 April 1928, St. Louis, Missouri, United States Died: 28 May 2014, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States Full name: Marguerite Ann Johnson Movies and TV shows: Down in the Delta, Roots. ... Read More