Poems by Maya Angelou



"A day
drunk with the nectar of
weaves its way between
the years
to find itself at the flophouse
of night
to sleep and be seen
no more.

Will I be less
dead because I wrote this
poem or you more because
you read it
long years hence."

Simple, deep, inspiring and sophisticated, this small book of poems written by Maya Angelou makes for a worthwhile afternoon read.

While I only found a handful of poems I could relate to, I still appreciate the literary genius that is Maya Angelou. Poems is a good starting point for Angelou's work, and being such an icon, it really is a must read.


Reviewed by: @malireads
Sydney, Australia


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