There are some nights when
sleep plays coy,
aloof and disdainful.
And all the wiles
that I employ to win
its service to my side
are useless as wounded pride,
and much more painful.

Analysis, meaning and summary of Maya Angelou's poem Insomniac


  1. Nathaniel Suarez says:


  2. Leila says:

    I think that your poem is very pasionate and it really touched me I really think that your style of writting is passionate that what you write about is very near and dear to you

  3. jp says:

    some of the poems are not complete…huh?

  4. Dr. Joseph A. Resnick says:

    Dr. Angelou,

    My Colleague, Dr. Godwin Igein, has developed an educational model specifically designed at empowerment of African Women…and has asked me to attempt to contact you regarding your possible collaboration with him to author a Chapter in his Manuscript directed to ‘Empowerment of African Women’.

    Please contact me at : in order that we may open a formal channel of communication.

    Thanks and best regards,

    Dr. Joseph A. Resnick

  5. cassidy melton says:

    it is very intriging

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