About Maya Angelou

Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub  (posted by Laura Bloomsbury)
Poetics:  Poems To A Poet

"Select ONE of our favourite poets (a celebrated or a lesser known one) and write a poem either

About them (the indirect voice, as exemplified in the first two poems)
Addressing them in the direct voice"

You overcame a brutal
childhood trauma
     and rose above it

You wrote, and sang
with a light-filled shining face
     so free

You knew the secret
of the caged bird
     sharing it

You wrote, A Letter To My Daughter
though you did not have one
     you dreamed

I saw you on stage, lit from within
unforgettable experience
     you lived


About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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