Who is Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou ( (listen) AN-jə-loh; born Marguerite Annie Johnson; April 4, 1928 – May 28, 2014) was an American memoirist, popular poet, and civil rights activist. She published seven autobiographies, three books of essays, several books of poetry, and is credited with a list of plays, movies, and television shows spanning over 50 years. She received dozens of awards and more than 50 honorary degrees. Angelou is best known for her series of seven autobiographies, which focus on her childhood and early adult experiences. The first, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1969), tells of her life up to the age of 17 and brought her international recognition and acclaim.

She became a poet and writer after a string of odd jobs during her young adulthood. These included fry cook, sex worke...
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Maya Angelou Poems

  • Caged Bird
    The free bird leaps
    on the back of the wind
    and floats downstream
    till the current ends...
  • Alone
    Lying, thinking
    Last night
    How to find my soul a home
    Where water is not thirsty...
  • Touched By An Angel
    We, unaccustomed to courage
    exiles from delight
    live coiled in shells of loneliness
    until love leaves its high holy temple...
  • Woman Work
    I've got the children to tend
    The clothes to mend
    The floor to mop
    The food to shop...
  • Men
    When I was young, I used to
    Watch behind the curtains
    As men walked up and down the street. Wino men, old men.
    Young men sharp as mustard....
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Top 10 most used topics by Maya Angelou

Love 14 Children 14 World 14 I Love You 14 Time 11 Life 10 Live 9 Fear 9 Long 9 Wind 8


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Comments about Maya Angelou

Me_llamo_dondon: *maya angelou voice* when someone shows you who they are…believe them
Camilledavisrn: maya angelou stated, “when people show you who they are, believe them the first time.” the list is growing endless of those in our society/media demonstrating high delusion and baseless conspiracy theories. i say keep talking, it let's us know what comes out of your character
Crowdhackk: try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud.' maya angelou
Umanuj: “we spend precious hours fearing the inevitable. it would be wise to use that time adoring our families, cherishing our friends and living our lives.” ― maya angelou
Brookeloops27: perfectquote: “if i am not good to myself, how can i expect anyone else to be good to me?” — maya angelou true
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Oloya Bryan : She is a legendary poet and one of the finest the world have ever had.
Ntebaleng: She is a great poet. She writes from the heart and shares her own stories with the world. Such an incredible writer
BW Cooray: A great poet .
Richard C Martin: Words and thoughts that I think are beautiful, and wish they were mine.
arriyonna: she has a gifth
Peter Rham Milimo: Very wise and educative
MA Zakari Brainbox: A Gifted Poet.
Wegolonyo Wod Ker: Wow. . .infinity, in her gown yet the world must hold. Maya what a mighty pen from thy heart shall blood forever more. High regards!
Zeb Nicklin: Birds have wings suppressed so sings
depressed and leans on Bill Withers & Sam Cooke ilk
that A change gonna come before too long
same old song rhythm & blues diff day same issues
Let it be open the door aint no words of wisdom
you lining u the prisons
Listen to Bob & see Stevie innervisions!

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