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Comment 22 of 512, added on March 15th, 2005 at 7:52 PM.

This is one of my favorite poems and Maya Angelou is my favorite author. At
my school we are reading the book "I know why the caged bird sings" and it
is a very good book. I really admire Maya's work, especially this
poem!!!!!!! I really recommend it!!!!

Claudia from Belize
Comment 21 of 512, added on March 10th, 2005 at 12:33 PM.

If you've read Mia's heart of a woman you will also understand this poem
even more.

Mary Brown from United States
Comment 20 of 512, added on March 9th, 2005 at 6:23 PM.

Angelou is an awesome poet. She puts a lot of feeling into her poems and
inspires me. Her poems have deep meaning and I am so glad she is a poet.
She makes the worls an interesting place to be. THANKS, MAYA ANGELOU!

Ammu Vijay from United States
Comment 19 of 512, added on February 17th, 2005 at 5:30 PM.

I reallyliked your poem.It was very butifull are you sad in the poem itwas
nice

jessica flores from United States
Comment 18 of 512, added on February 16th, 2005 at 10:17 PM.

My step-daughter has to do a essay on the caged bird, I read it once and
didnt really read it, but know she has to memorize it for a presentation,
so she says it outloud over and over and every time i hear it it makes me
think of the courage this woman had to pull through and to be that caged
bird no longer.. TO BE Free!!!

crystal from United States
Comment 17 of 512, added on February 15th, 2005 at 6:13 AM.

That poem is so inspirational, it makes me feel like im in a shore on the
beach watching the waves flow and hearing the song sung in my head. I feel
so, so, good, i really cant describe the feeling. Its like when you take a
deep breath and you exhale slowly while you are day-dreaming romantically.

KaguyaHime from Canada
Comment 16 of 512, added on February 11th, 2005 at 2:44 PM.

Here is a poem I wrote after reading '...Caged Bird...'

Golden sunrise...morning dew glistens...the serenity of silence. A song
bird shatters the calm like a sledge hammer through a plate glass window.
I grab my .22 and fire...silence once more. The glory of the sunrise.

Rod Rippke from United States
Comment 15 of 512, added on February 5th, 2005 at 2:44 PM.

I know now why Mya Angelou is held in such high asteam.After Reading her
accoplishments and poetry my breath is taken away.I thank God for putting a
person like Maya on this earth. For us to benefit from Her wisdom and
talent,She is undoubtly an icon in our midst to be cherished forver.Stay
well, Mya Angelou.

joanne joyce from Canada
Comment 14 of 512, added on January 29th, 2005 at 6:10 PM.

I am a 8 year old girl and I did one of Maya Angelous poems called (Don,t
Quit) it was the bomb.

Imani from United States
Comment 13 of 512, added on January 28th, 2005 at 4:23 PM.

This poem makes me fearful yet it is inspiring. I felt suffacated when I
read about the caged bird. My throat felt closed as though I couldn't
breathe. But, the fact that though caged basically enslaven, it could
still sing is encouraging. I'll keep these words near to me to remind me
of the freedoms that I take for granted everyday. It's a reminder to be
grateful to God for my today and to humbly remember our yesterdays.

MeShea from United States

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Poet: Maya Angelou
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Added: Feb 27 2004
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