Saturday, August 25, 2012

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
and the trade winds soft through the sighing trees
and the fat worms waiting on a dawn-bright lawn
ans 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 the things unknown
but longed for still
and his tune is heard
on the distant hill
for the caged bird 
sings of freedom."

        Maya Angelou













Linking up with Tabitha for Sunday Citar
and with Ashley for Scavenger Hunt Sunday

13 comments:

  1. Wow, love the common the,me for your hunt. Creative as usual :). Great job.

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  2. My favorite is motion. Love it!

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  3. What a fabulous collection . . . each one a true work of art. Love the profile shot and the accompanying poetry is brilliant.

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  4. I love birds, and love your theme for all these prompts! The editing is beautiful!

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  5. These are all so stunning, wow!

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  6. Your photos complement the prose perfectly! Great SH this week. Thanks for sharing this!

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  7. Wow,such beautiful texture! Very creative!

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  8. That is one of my favorite poems... this make me love it even more.

    So very pretty.

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  9. too cool for school made me giggle. too funny! I love all of the shots! Great job!

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  10. You knew I would love these, too cool for school is my favorite!!! Motion, great minds think alike!!!

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  11. Wonder-full Maya Angelou poem and you put perfect photos with it.

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