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Comment 13 of 33, added on May 31st, 2007 at 8:57 AM.
i feel like it could almost be talking about a tree in a sense. the lines
are the lines of the bark the dying every winter whith the cold. and the
vines of the tree that regrow each year making it bigger. thats my view
Comment 12 of 33, added on March 29th, 2007 at 9:50 PM.
No Sharron it was not confusing! You obviously dont have a poetic mind.
Poems dont have to rhyme and you have to think deeper in order to
understand it. The meaning of the poem isnt gonna come hit you in the face
right away(like i wish my fist would!). This poem is amazing! Maya is a
great poet. Maya Angelou and Shel Silverstein are my two favorite poets.
Maya's poems deal with mature topics and require a higher level of
ME from United States
Comment 11 of 33, added on January 15th, 2007 at 3:46 PM.
To die is to be born again(to live), to live is to die.
from United States
Comment 10 of 33, added on May 7th, 2006 at 4:50 PM.
this poem catches my eye and im putting it in my project of other famouse
poets for school.i love this poem very much its very inspiring!keep up the
work maya,keep up the work.
shiane from Canada
Comment 9 of 33, added on April 11th, 2006 at 4:35 PM.
Dat poem waz insirational 2 me.It waz off da hook!
Amber from United States
Comment 8 of 33, added on February 21st, 2006 at 8:40 AM.
from New Zealand
Comment 7 of 33, added on February 14th, 2006 at 4:21 PM.
Megan from United States
Comment 6 of 33, added on January 19th, 2006 at 9:40 PM.
Incredible. shows that no matter what you go through in life in the end it
will all be right again.
Merick from United States
Comment 5 of 33, added on November 20th, 2005 at 10:31 AM.
i agree with jewel e. and kathy on this.... they know what they're talking
Leah from United States
Comment 4 of 33, added on October 17th, 2005 at 5:48 PM.
Angelou, in her tradition of powerful metaphorical poetry, likens the pain,
suffering, aging, and losses in life to actual death, and reincarnations to
the beauty of living. Pain and death become not a reason to avoid living,
but a necessary part of the reality of life. She does not learn the lesson
of avoiding the pain and death, rather, she learns the lesson that they are
a part of life also, along with birth, youth, happiness. etc. Lovely poem.
Kathy from United States
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