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{June 6, 2013}   I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings , by Maya Angelou

I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings

The free bird leaps
on the back of the wind
and floats downstream
till the current ends
and dips his wings
in the orange sun rays
and dares to claim the sky.

But a bird that stalks
down his narrow cage
can seldom see through
his bars of rage
his wings are clipped and
his feet are tied
so he opens his throat to sing.

The caged bird sings
with fearful trill
of the things unknown
but longed for still
and his tune is heard
on the distant hill
for the caged bird
sings of freedom

The free bird thinks of another breeze
an the trade winds soft through the sighing trees
and the fat worms waiting on a dawn-bright lawn
and he names the sky his own.

But a caged bird stands on the grave of dreams
his shadow shouts on a nightmare scream
his wings are clipped and his feet are tied
so he opens his throat to sing

The caged bird sings
with a fearful trill
of things unknown
but longed for still
and his tune is heard
on the distant hill
for the caged bird
sings of freedom.

By Maya Angelou

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kidd says:

Awesome poem pick.



Thanks for stopping by .



brian says:

All of us are poets in someway but Ms. Angelou , is an poetry writer .



True , thank you for leaving your comment.



I love Ms. Angelou..Thanks for posting! And thank you follow the follow…I have returned the flavor! :-)



This is an incredible poem from Maya Angelou. She is one of the great poets of our day.
thank you for following me



Hello Eddie,

I agree with you ,she is one of the great poets. Thanks for stopping by.



dhonour says:

Hi, I stopped by to say thanks for choosing to follow Wine and Cheese (Doodles) and stayed around to read some poetry, which I’ve forgotten how much I like. If you are inclined, check out poetry by Nina Cassian (it is translated from the Romanian), she is one of my favorites. Thanks again and hope to see you around WCD.



Love your site .I will be back again to check out new posting on WCD. Thanks for stopping by my site.



porcha100 says:

Awesome!! Thanks



Glad you like the poem , Thank you .



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