Who is Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou (/ˈændʒəloʊ/ (listen); born Marguerite Annie Johnson; April 4, 1928 – May 28, 2014) was an American poet, singer, memoirist, 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 Sin...
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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

  • Haejln: if you don’t like something, change it. if you can’t change it, change your attitude. – maya angelou
  • Hologender: "have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time." - maya angelou
  • Tuankulongtheo: “if you don’t like something, change it. if you can’t change it, change your attitude.” –maya angelou
  • Jstorres: "if i am not good to myself, how can i expect anyone else to be good to me?" - maya angelou
  • Iamksadler: "we may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated." - maya angelou
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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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 by Alfred Lord Tennyson

When on my bed the moonlight falls,
I know that in thy place of rest
By that broad water of the west,
There comes a glory on the walls:

Thy marble bright in dark appears,
As slowly steals a silver flame
Along the letters of thy name,
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