Archive for July 24, 2010

‘Still I Rise’ Maya Angelou

Posted in POETRY with tags , on July 24, 2010 by echostains

A while ago, I featured the famous poetess Maya Angelou poem  I know why the caged bird sings.  Here’s another one that I think is absolutely amazing and uplifting in its message.  This poem is almost like a hymn  –  it is a song of freedom to everyone who needs to find inner strength and courage.  It is a celebration of the human spirit.  What a gift this woman has!   Please  listen to these words and enjoy.  I realise that Angelou is a household name to most people, but I have only recently discovered her – what a find eh:)

This is a short version of the poem – for the longer more detailed one – it’s here

“Out of the huts of history’s shame
I rise
Up from a past that’s rooted in pain
I rise
I’m a black ocean, leaping and wide,
Welling and swelling I bear in the tide.
Leaving behind nights of terror and fear
I rise
Into a daybreak that’s miraculously clear
I rise
Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave,
I am the dream and the hope of the slave.
I rise
I rise
I rise.

Mata Angelou

Video by mkimimi