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Comment 115 of 455, 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 455, 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 455, 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 455, 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 455, 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 455, 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
Comment 109 of 455, added on July 8th, 2005 at 6:25 PM.

Yes I do like your poem and I believe it is true and I do believe I rise I
rise I rise

jasmine teemer from United States
Comment 108 of 455, added on June 28th, 2005 at 11:06 AM.

I have always read Maya, but this past Sunday (26/6/2005) I heard the poem
"Still I Rise" recited by Adelaide Tambo, one of Africa's great women. She
was reading the poem at the 50th celebration of the adoption of the Freedom
Charter http://www.anc.org.za/ancdocs/history/charter.htm
Sitting there hearing Mama Adelaide giving thanks to Maya and than reading
this poem, i was mesmerized with emotion. Thank you Maya for this poem!

Sunny from South Africa
Comment 107 of 455, added on June 14th, 2005 at 11:10 AM.

Thank you, Thank you! I've always loved poetry but have never known much
about the authors. I havent done my research and have never had one "jump
off the page", like this one just did today. I like "Caged Bird" and "Men"
as well, but I am totally enspired by this one & feel "PHENOMENAL" for the
first time in my life. I now recognize Maya and will continue to research,
learn & enjoy my now, favorite poet.

Michelle from United States
Comment 106 of 455, added on June 14th, 2005 at 4:33 AM.

your poem has inspired me to be who I am today and i just wanna thank you 4
letting your poem reach the hearts of adults as well as children.

talissa smith from United States

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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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