Poems by Maya Angelou
Maya Angelou is an American author and poet who has been called "America's most visible black female autobiographer" by scholar Joanne M. Braxton...
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.
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You may write me down in history. With your bitter, twisted lies, You may trod me
in the very dirt. But still, like dust, I'll rise. Does my sassiness upset you?
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Poems by Maya Angelou. Maya Angelou, born April 4, 1928 as Marguerite
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Pretty women wonder where my secret lies. / I'm not cute or built to suit a fashion
model's size / But when I start to tell them, / They think I'm telling lies.
May 28, 2014 ... Acclaimed author, poet and activist Maya Angelou died today at the age of 86. In
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