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Comment 110 of 450, 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 450, 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 450, 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 450, 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 450, 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
Comment 105 of 450, added on June 13th, 2005 at 12:45 AM.

A poem filled with hope,courage and depth. A life lived to the full against
all odds! One cannot read this expression of passion without fervor. All
power to the underdog who comes out tops!

Melissa from South Africa
Comment 104 of 450, added on June 5th, 2005 at 9:47 AM.

Does everyone know this poem, Still I Rise, is actually about the fall and
rise of the country Africa? This may help some of you doing research
papers. Do a search for Dr. Pockless' views on this poem. He is a smart
man. And even though the poem is about Africa it still gives strength to

Comment 103 of 450, added on June 1st, 2005 at 8:13 PM.

My 10th grade English class is doing poetry projects and we hae chosen Maya
Angelou. This poem was one chosen by my partner and I to analze and talk
about. Maya is AMAZING and probably on of the most interesting people. We
really got into this project of ours because we can relate so much to her
poetry. She sets a great example for those who aren't as strong of a person
as she is. More power to her. Thank you Ms. Angelou.

Katherine from United States
Comment 102 of 450, added on May 30th, 2005 at 5:45 PM.

I love this poem because the indomitable spirit of the black race is
brought to the fore.
Her stories are my stories. I can identify and know that I am not alone and
find strength to continue.

Juliet from Jamaica
Comment 101 of 450, added on May 21st, 2005 at 6:34 PM.

This poem is the best poem I have ever read. She lets us know that she is
not ashamed to be who she is, A strong African-American woman and I give
Kudos to any woman no matter what race they are that can stand up and say
that they are proud of who they are and who they have become.

Corey 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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