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
Up from a past that’s rooted in pain
I’m a black ocean, leaping and wide,
Welling and swelling I bear in the tide.
Leaving behind nights of terror and fear
Into a daybreak that’s miraculously clear
Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave,
I am the dream and the hope of the slave.
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6 thoughts on “‘Still I Rise’ Maya Angelou”
Beautiful. Thank-you for posting this here.
Uplifting positive and life affirming – my type of poetry! Glad you enoyed it too Leslie!
Beautiful poem that has touched many people. Magnificent reading too!
Touched me, and effected many. no wonder she is much celebrated!
It helps so much to hear the poet recite their own work.
I always think that too Al. It’s how the poet meant the poem to be read. So many nuances can be missed sometimes when we read something.