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Maya Angelou

 

Beloved Poet Passes

Award-Winning VIDEO

 

Skippy Massey
Humboldt Sentinel

 

We admire grace and beauty in all its forms.

This is one of them.  Take three minutes out of your day
and spend them here.

In this small director’s cut video created by Ben Hughes, Maya Angelou talks about the beauty of language, poetry, and humanity. 

And she may even have a performance in her.

Many have read and reread I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings.  And like that caged bird, Maya sought an inner freedom.  We only have to look at her life to see that she took every ounce of joy life had to offer.

We remember her as a courageous woman and inaugural poet who always wanted to love, and wish her a rightful place in literature.  Her ability to speak to everyone in the same voice– and touch the heart– was what made her the force she was.

 

“My life has been one great big joke,
a dance that’s walked, a song that’s spoke.
I laugh so hard I almost choke
when I think about myself.”

 

Maya Angelou, April 4, 1928 – May 28, 2014

 

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