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A response poem-The Month of June Poems-The 10th
June 11, 2013
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Maya Angelou, born April 4, 1928 as Marguerite Johnson in St. Louis, was raised in segregated rural Arkansas. She is a poet, historian, author, actress, playwright, civil-rights activist, producer and director. She lectures throughout the US and abroad and is Reynolds professor of American Studies at Wake Forest University in North Carolina since 1981. She has published ten best selling books and numerous magazine articles earning her Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award nominations.  Take a moment to learn something about Maya Angelo.

 My response poem for – I know why the caged bird sings- by Maya Angelo. The first is her's. The second is the meaning I get from her's

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I am a man with one distinguishing manner. I view life as a nonstop roll by circus. Whatever my senses signal to my brain, it is received as humor.
June 11, 2013
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Sorry its so small. Some of you- @Killerelite - may need to break out your reading glasses.

Thanks for the prompt @tlhopkinson 

 

Zooming in on the page is best!!!!!!!

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I am a man with one distinguishing manner. I view life as a nonstop roll by circus. Whatever my senses signal to my brain, it is received as humor.
June 11, 2013
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Though my faults are many I retain 20/15 vision. Proof of that will be my placement in the military 1000yd championship at Camp Perry in August. You being a an Ohio resident @Forgewright should make it a point to come and join............................BTW I did like the poem, yours more than hers in fact.

Those individuals who deem themselves perfect barely scratch an elbow in their fall from grace. Wm Steele
June 11, 2013
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OK @Forgewright I am definitely impressed. I adore Maya Angelou and I think your interpretation is well crafted and insightful. The directness of the words you chose have quite a chilling affect. I would encourage you to try this exercise again... Very cool.

Wine is bottled poetry. ~ Robert Louis Stevenson
June 11, 2013
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The only things I've ever been denied I denied myself. Perhaps this has kept me from greatness.

Robert S. Hatfield

 

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I am a man with one distinguishing manner. I view life as a nonstop roll by circus. Whatever my senses signal to my brain, it is received as humor.
June 11, 2013
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LOL, talking to yourself, quoting yourself, I'd say there's lots of self love goin' on with @Forgewright these days :) . Great quote BTW.

Wine is bottled poetry. ~ Robert Louis Stevenson

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