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Maya Angelou: The Complete Poetry
Maya Angelou: The Complete Poetry | Maya Angelou
From her reflections on African American life and hardship in Just Give Me a Cool Drink of Water 'fore I Diiie to her revolutionary celebrations of womanhood in Phenomenal Woman and Still I Rise, and her elegant tributes to dignitaries Bill Clinton and Nelson Mandela (On the Pulse of Morning and His Day Is Done, respectively), every inspiring word of Maya Angelou's poetry is included in the pages of this volume.
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This 🙌🏽 love her 😍

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Maya Angelou💖

texasgirl 👏👏👏 3mo
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I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver.
Maya Angelou

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britt_brooke I‘m so happy you like your goodies! 💚 3mo
LibrarianRyan 😁👍🏻❤️ 3mo
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Maya Angelou

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brit91
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Maya Angelou.🌈

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brit91
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Maya Angelou.💖💖

Cathythoughts ♥️♥️♥️ 4mo
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TrishB Brilliant 💕 4mo
TrishB Something we need to remember! 4mo
ladym30 Love this!❤️ 4mo
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Recently, I've been mourning the loss of an amazing girl I used to know. It's been 8 years or so since I last saw her, and she was only 16 when she killed herself. Such a beautiful, musical, and rambunctious soul. My grief reminded me that working with kids gives me the chance to make a difference in someone's life. It also made me realize how much, even as an introvert, I crave connection with others. And now I'm back on Litsy. I missed you all.

Cathythoughts Beautiful post .... grief ♥️💔. I love this poem 4mo
batsy ❤️❤️ (Lovely to see you back, btw.) 4mo
mabell Glad you are back ❤️ I hope your family is doing well. We need to have another meetup soon! 4mo
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Scorpioseah Thanks for sharing this poem , i can totally relate it . 4mo
MaureenMc 💕 4mo
Jas16 I am so sorry for your loss 4mo
cobwebmoth *hugs* 4mo
Bookzombie 💗Glad you are back. 4mo
readinginthedark @Cathythoughts @batsy @Scorpioseah @MaureenMc @Jas16 @cobwebmoth @Bookzombie @mabell Thank you all so much! I saw these comments when you posted them but didn't answer, I'm sorry. I'm finally in a place where I can watch videos of her and listen to her sing without crying uncontrollably. The mommy hormones don't help. But I'm letting myself grieve slowly, and at least I can smile through my tears. I appreciate your support more than I can say. 3mo
readinginthedark @mabell Agreed! What do you think of the last weekend of September? My schedule's a little crazy, but if that works for you, I'll post something about it for everyone. 3mo
mabell @readinginthedark I‘m sorry it has taken so long for me to reply! I kept forgetting to check with Chris about that weekend. I think it should work. Fall gets busy for us - it seems like there is something every weekend! 3mo
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1. Wildflowers
2. Tie between Valencia and Valentine or The House of Broken Angels (tags in comments)
3. Inspector Lewis, Broadchurch, Grantchester, Endeavor (I‘m a bit BBC Mystery obsessed 😬)
4. Maya Angelou (“I‘m a woman / Phenomenally. / Phenomenal woman, / That‘s me.”) ❤️

@DebbieRawson @MinDea

TheEllieMo I love Endeavour and Lewis, but how come you‘ve missed out Morse?! 5mo
cathysaid @TheEllieMo Good point! I think I've watched those? I would have to look at the description.
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I find this to be inspirational.
@wanderinglynn
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Week 5 optional photo challenge

wanderinglynn Love Maya Angelou. Great quote! Thanks for sharing. 5mo
audraelizabeth Your welcome. I'm not much for poetry usuallly. 5mo
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#poetrymatters #family

We, the human race, are actually more similar than different.

Cathythoughts 👍🏻♥️ 7mo
TheSpineView 💜💜💜 7mo
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1. Wannabe by Spice Girls was the #1 hit on my 18th birthday!
2. ♓️
3. Tagged, she‘s one of my favorites after seeing her speak at Carnegie Music Hall in Pittsburgh when I was a freshman at Pitt.
4. @Cinfhen and @BarbaraTheBibliophage 😘

#wondrouswednesday

Eggs Nicely done💗🤗💗 7mo
ravenlee Enrique Iglesias‘ Bailamos was number one on my 18th birthday. Not bad. (edited) 7mo
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I have been so SO behind on my #poemsbeforephones posting, but I really loved this one.

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TheSpineView Beautiful!💜 9mo
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#poemsbeforephones

I have been traveling across time zones for the last week and even though I brought Maya with me, I‘ve had the hardest time reaching for a poem before my phone. BUT I‘m home now and in the love section of her collection just before Valentine‘s Day. This one is perfection 😍

monalyisha Great timing! 💖 9mo
DivineDiana It is! 💗 9mo
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Cathythoughts Love this ♥️♥️ 10mo
GripLitGrl @Tanisha_A ☺💕 10mo
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I struggled picking only two books for the #diverseread challenge of #24in48 but wanted to focus on what I chose. These lovelies have been my go to books when people ask me for recommendations! Stealing Buddha's Dinner gave me a glimpse into a culture that I knew nothing about and made me want more! I discovered Maya Angelou's poetry when I was young in poetry and forever changed and moved by the grace and power of her words! @24in48

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I also go a late start on #poemsbeforephones because I was up until 1:30 am reading for #24in48. Luckily reading first is just how I wanted to start my day. Love this poem about guilt and ancestors from the incomparable Maya Angelou.

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monalyisha Nice. 10mo
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cocomass
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For poems this morning, and this is my favorite.

#poemsbeforephones

Redwritinghood She‘s so good. 💕💕 10mo
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cocomass
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Started a new collection this morning! Naturally, Part One is a collection of poems under the theme “Where Love is a Scream of Anguish” so I think I‘m in for some more intense poetry 😂 BUT I read four poems this morning and this one I had some lovely nature imagery.

#poemsbeforephones

monalyisha Oh wow! I love that first part! 😍 ”Carefully the leaves of Autumn sprinkle down the tinny sound of little dyings.” 10mo
gradcat It‘s so lovely...Maya Angelou‘s work is always so mesmerizing ❤️ 10mo
TrishB That‘s gorgeous 💕 10mo
Redwritinghood Wonderful! 💕💕 10mo
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For once, a welcome pop-up!

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#QuotsyDec18 Day 22: First quote that came to mind with the #Tree prompt. One of my fave Maya Angelou poems.

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The obvious, but unavoidable, choice for #rise. #poetrymatters @LazyDays

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Redwritinghood Such a powerful poem. Always a favorite. ❤️❤️ 12mo
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I did a little rearranging to my poetry/antique books bookshelf. It‘s small, but it‘s one of my favorite bookshelves in our house. ❤️

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Leftcoastzen Ohhhh so pretty! Love it! 13mo
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kspenmoll Very nice! 13mo
GypsyKat @Leftcoastzen @kspenmoll Thank you! 😊 13mo
ladym30 That is so lovely!! 13mo
Erika13137 I love the sentence “one of my favourite book shelves in the house” meaning there‘s more than one 😍 13mo
erzascarletbookgasm Pretty! 13mo
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TheSpineView Another good one! You are on a roll!🤩 13mo
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Poetry book haul...
Just got these today from Thrift Books... they are in pretty good shape. I've been buying most of my books there recently. Anyone else use Thrift Books?

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My complete #thriftbooks order is finally here!! It‘s my first Agatha Christie so I decided to try this one, my boyfriend took my copy of A Little Life so I bought a new one, the poetry books I figured were a must own for so cheap, and Hope Never Dies I just had to buy because I felt too much pressure having it out from the library. This is a splurge I definitely can‘t afford next month even though I am canceling a couple things -Tidal, Marvel ☹️

GypsyKat Great haul! 1y
tammysue 🙌🏻 Nice! 1y
Mimi28 @GypsyKat @whatshesreadingnow Thanks!! 😊😊😊 1y
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DivineDiana Perfect. ❤️ 1y
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Complete Poetry | Maya Angelou
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#fighting #poetrymatters
Listen to this reading - awesome-
https://youtu.be/TZO08C5vL2A

Cathythoughts 💫❤️ 1y
arlenefinnigan I could listen to her all day. 1y
batsy Perfect 💕 1y
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Gina WoW♡♡♡ 1y
Bookishthoughts She has some great speeches. 1y
Cspen113 I saw a video on YouTube of her reading this at a function years ago. The poem is fantastic on its own, but hearing her read it is perfection! 1y
Kalalalatja 👏👏👏 1y
Theshadedbuffalo I got a bracelet personalized with an engraving that says, “Like Air, I Rise”. It‘s my all time favorite quote. I had to go through some majjjjjoooor crap as a kid, and to be here today just proves the resiliency of my soul and strength of my character. Because, Like Air, I will always rise. 1y
tammysue 👏🏻❤️ 1y
TrishB @Theshadedbuffalo I find art helps a lot (books etc) glad it did for you 💕 1y
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#quotsyjune18 vision from Equality by the always fabulous Maya Angelou

TrishB Great pick 👍🏻 1y
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One of my favorite authors and poet. Her wisdom still resonates. Happy Birthday Dr. Angelou!

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Google doodles have truly been on point recently. Lots of literary-themed ones!

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It‘s her birthday💕

Ddzmini Happy birthday 🎊🎉🎈🎁🎂 to maya 2y
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Have you all checked out Google today? They‘re celebrating Maya Angelou‘s birthday with a lovely tribute. ❤️💜❤️

Sophoclessweetheart It‘s wonderful isn‘t it? 2y
Jess7 🤗🤗 2y
trazo Yes! It‘s fantastic!!! ♥️ 2y
ju.ca.no Yees I saw it and loved it😍 2y
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Happy birthday Dr. Maya Angelou.

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We lost an extraordinary soul when the world lost Maya Angelou, but she left us a legacy, a body of work that is unforgettable. I have no favorite by her, because so much is well-liked. So many of her words and thoughts are loved.
She will be forever remembered. And now she is forever free!
(Three stanzas from Caged Bird)
Photo Credit: Dreamstime.com
#LitsyPoetry365

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The Complete Poetry | Maya Angelou
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We can be. Be and be better. For they existed. -Angelou

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GypsyKat
Complete Poetry | Maya Angelou
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I don‘t even have words for how much I love her. ❤️

https://bookstr.com/12-maya-angelou-quotes-help-you-rise

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Just did my posting for tomorrow; featuring the late Dr. Angelou. I spent the past hour or so watching videos of her speaking on love, God, forgiveness etc. The world did not know what to do with such grace, poise and fierce wisdom. Dr. Angelou was a powerhouse! #womenist #mayaangelou #women #blackwomen

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Too many women have a #devilinside. An e-mail from the Friday poem from Picador Books and Maya Angelou reminded me, that women are phenomenal, strong and amazing! 💪💪

To all the wonderful women out there, you do you, you be phenomenal!

#MarchintoOz

Tianarose Love Maya Angelou! Such a wise woman 2y
batsy I love this interpretation of the prompt 👏🏽👏🏽 2y
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Such a powerful collection of poetry. Angelou could make words sing. I've been dipping in and out of this over the last week, and every moment with these poems was a treat. And Still I Rise is probably my favorite, but there were so many in here that were magnificent, that it is hard to say for sure. Loved this from the first page to the last.

GypsyKat I love her so much!!! ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️ 2y
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Such a good reminder. #BeKind

Jess7 True. #ChooseKindness | #BeKind #BeKindMovement 💙 (edited) 2y
MinDea 🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗 2y
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JaclynW ❤❤❤ 2y
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Dpotter 😊❤ 2y
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