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Comment 119 of 429, added on September 27th, 2005 at 9:08 AM.

Wow!! This is such an amazing poem!!Our grade 12 class was given a poem
assignment and we had a choice between this poem and another poem. I didnt
know anything about maya or havent read any of her work. After reading her
poem i was astounded, and this poem is so complex and interesting it makes
me want to read more of her work. Being native american, our culture is
very similar to african americans, in the way we are treated and looked at.
So when i read this poem it gave me confidence in my own culture and to
look past people who tear us down. Thank you Maya Angelou!!!

Lashawn from Canada
Comment 118 of 429, added on September 16th, 2005 at 1:58 PM.

This is one of the most touching poems i have ever read.

Ashley W
Comment 117 of 429, added on September 14th, 2005 at 2:22 PM.

My class is reading Maya's Poem 'still i rise' this semester and i in
partcular find it soo heart warming. it a good work and the personality of
Maya should set examples for the coming generation of black women in
general! God Bless You ALL

MOTG from Ghana
Comment 116 of 429, added on September 14th, 2005 at 12:49 PM.

ive never read a poem that touches me like this one.
Its so true because there are so many people out there wo love to hate on
other peoples achievements,and i read it at the right time because still i
Maya Angelou is a wonderful poet and the fact she can touch a 17 year old
like me shows her poems have no age limit.
i rise, i rise, i rise.

melissa from United Kingdom
Comment 115 of 429, added on August 19th, 2005 at 4:36 PM.

I always thought that was Ben Harper's work because he made such a
beautiful song out of Maya's poem. It's grand that I am able to give credit
where credit is due from now on. Kudos to Ben for putting music and voice
to Maya's poems and more so to Maya for her empowering poem.

Allie Hostler from United States
Comment 114 of 429, added on July 31st, 2005 at 2:43 AM.

Still I Rise!! Thank you Maya Angelou for this wonderful expression. Still
I Rise!!

Lawan Randall from United States
Comment 113 of 429, added on July 28th, 2005 at 5:51 PM.

I love this poem because when all is not going well and you feeling like
you are worthless or experiencing jelous, resentment from others its a
great feeling to resort to maya STILL I RISE. When you are being told you
are not worthy or feel isolated in your job feeling left out, its a great
feeling knowing you can turn to Maya angelou's STILL I RISE

stem marks from United States
Comment 112 of 429, added on July 26th, 2005 at 11:38 PM.

A raw poem of a woman expressing pride in her self, recognising her worth
to be more valuable than gold.
It's an inspiration to one to rise above despair...shake off a defeatist
attitude and make yourself become 'Somebody' special!

jackie marshall from Bahamas
Comment 111 of 429, added on July 18th, 2005 at 7:34 AM.

Thanks, so much Maya, this poem "Still I Rise" has a meaning that can show
an individual the way to go. As I was reading this poem, I thought to
myself, that you are really talented and know how to make a person feel

Kendall Wilkins from United States
Comment 110 of 429, added on July 12th, 2005 at 1:00 PM.

still i rise is such a beautiful poem and made me look at poetry in a new
light (not something to only be understood by those special few, but by

vicky from United Kingdom

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Poet: Maya Angelou
Poem: Still I Rise
Added: Feb 9 2004
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Poem of the Day: Jun 4 2004

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