Maya Angelou Long Poems

  • 1.
    The night has been long,
    The wound has been deep,
    The pit has been dark,
    And the walls have been steep.
    ...
  • 2.
    A Rock, A River, A Tree
    Hosts to species long since departed,
    Mark the mastodon.
    The dinosaur, who left dry tokens
    ...
  • 3.
    When you come to me, unbidden,
    Beckoning me
    To long-ago rooms,
    Where memories lie.
    ...
  • 4.
    FOR BAILEY

    We were entwined in red rings
    Of blood and loneliness before
    ...
  • 5.
    There's a long-legged girl
    in San Francisco
    by the Golden Gate.
    She said she'd give me all I wanted
    ...
  • 6.
    In my young years I took pride in the fact that luck was called a lady. In fact, there were so few public acknowledgments of the female presence that I felt personally honored whenever nature and large ships were referred to as feminine. But as I matured, I began to resent being considered a sister to a changeling as fickle as luck, as aloof as an ocean, and as frivolous as nature. The phrase 'A woman always has the right to change her mind' played so aptly into the negative image of the female that I made myself a victim to an unwavering decision. Even if I made an inane and stupid choice, I stuck by it rather than 'be like a woman and change my mind.'

    Being a woman is hard work. Not without joy and even ecstasy, but still relentless, unending work. Becoming an old female may require only being born with certain genitalia, inheriting long-living genes and the fortune not to be run over by an out-of-control truck, but to become and remain a woman command the existence and employment of genius.

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  • 7.
    Byways and bygone
    And lone nights long
    Sun rays and sea waves
    And star and stone
    ...
  • 8.
    Tremors of your network
    cause kings to disappear.
    Your open mouth in anger
    makes nations bow in fear.
    ...
  • 9.
    A Rock, A River, A Tree
    Hosts to species long since departed,
    Mark the mastodon.
    The dinosaur, who left dry tokens
    ...
Total 9 Long Poems by Maya Angelou

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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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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