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30 review for The Poetry of Maya Angelou

  1. 5 out of 5

    Sara

    There are moments in Angelou's poetry where I feel she has captured my entire political philosophy in a few stanzas. She captures a very real anger, guilt and frustration towards a broken system, a system built on the slavery of her ancestors. Other poems I feel like are just page fillers... but there might be someone somewhere who appreciates them. My favorite poem from this read is: I don't ask the Foreign Legion Or anyone to win my freedom Or to fight my battle better than I can, Though there' There are moments in Angelou's poetry where I feel she has captured my entire political philosophy in a few stanzas. She captures a very real anger, guilt and frustration towards a broken system, a system built on the slavery of her ancestors. Other poems I feel like are just page fillers... but there might be someone somewhere who appreciates them. My favorite poem from this read is: I don't ask the Foreign Legion Or anyone to win my freedom Or to fight my battle better than I can, Though there's one thing that I cry for I believe enough to die for That is every man's responsibility to man. I'm afraid they'll have to prove first that they'll watch the Black man move first Then follow him with faith to kingdom come, This rocky road is not paved for us, So, I'll believe in Liberal's aid for us When I see a white man load a Black man's gun. ____

  2. 4 out of 5

    Timothy Urges

    What can I say, it’s Maya Angelou.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Barbara Svetlick

    I love her work for she uses words in a way that make you understand the depth of life. One of my favorite poets.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Jenny

    I loved Angelou's Letter to My Daughter, and assumed that love would translate over to her poetry. Unfortunately, it didn't. I can't put my finger on exactly why, but I didn't connect with any of the poems in this collection. Perhaps it's a case of right poem, wrong time. Regardless of why, I closed this collection feeling disappointed. I loved Angelou's Letter to My Daughter, and assumed that love would translate over to her poetry. Unfortunately, it didn't. I can't put my finger on exactly why, but I didn't connect with any of the poems in this collection. Perhaps it's a case of right poem, wrong time. Regardless of why, I closed this collection feeling disappointed.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Rachel

    not every poem in here is a knock-my-socks-off keeper, but those that are are worth the price of admission.

  6. 4 out of 5

    ZaRi

    We, unaccustomed to courage exiles from delight live coiled in shells of loneliness until love leaves its high holy temple and comes into our sight to liberate us into life. Love arrives and in its train come ecstasies old memories of pleasure ancient histories of pain. Yet if we are bold, love strikes away the chains of fear from our souls. We are weaned from our timidity In the flush of love's light we dare be brave And suddenly we see that love costs all we are and will ever be. Yet it is only love which sets us We, unaccustomed to courage exiles from delight live coiled in shells of loneliness until love leaves its high holy temple and comes into our sight to liberate us into life. Love arrives and in its train come ecstasies old memories of pleasure ancient histories of pain. Yet if we are bold, love strikes away the chains of fear from our souls. We are weaned from our timidity In the flush of love's light we dare be brave And suddenly we see that love costs all we are and will ever be. Yet it is only love which sets us free.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Bethanie Humphreys

    There were a few poems I liked--Woman Me, Nothing Much--but for the most part I wasn't a fan of the frequent rhymes and not-so-interesting language. I've heard her poetry is best enjoyed when she performs it, and I can see how it would lend itself to that. There were a few poems I liked--Woman Me, Nothing Much--but for the most part I wasn't a fan of the frequent rhymes and not-so-interesting language. I've heard her poetry is best enjoyed when she performs it, and I can see how it would lend itself to that.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Wanda

    Wonderful reading to celebrate National Poetry Month.

  9. 5 out of 5

    jane

    Wonderful poetry-"Phenomenal Woman-That's Me?" and others well known--wonderful relaxed reading. Wonderful poetry-"Phenomenal Woman-That's Me?" and others well known--wonderful relaxed reading.

  10. 5 out of 5

    ROBERT BOLDIN

  11. 5 out of 5

    Bethany Whinnem

  12. 4 out of 5

    Zaneta 165

  13. 4 out of 5

    Bailey

  14. 5 out of 5

    Shà

  15. 4 out of 5

    Krista Ruane

  16. 5 out of 5

    Alisha Kocs

  17. 4 out of 5

    Morgan

  18. 5 out of 5

    Bongiwe Lunika

  19. 5 out of 5

    Donna

  20. 4 out of 5

    Sydnie

  21. 4 out of 5

    Kyle Keen

  22. 5 out of 5

    Nancy Danforth

  23. 5 out of 5

    Cherry Buster

  24. 5 out of 5

    Michelle Converse

  25. 4 out of 5

    Amber Gunthorp

  26. 4 out of 5

    Christina

  27. 4 out of 5

    Christina

  28. 4 out of 5

    Nathalie

  29. 5 out of 5

    Yamini

  30. 4 out of 5

    Keisha Bowman

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