(9 November 1877 - 21 April 1938 / Sialkot / British India)

The Community Poetry Project

This poet had a dream
of a book with leather binding
going on a journey
along roads both far and winding

Other poets writing in that book
a page or two of verse
the dream became obsession
a small poetic curse

Then one day he saw a journal
the perfect little object
He picked it up and so began
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Maya Angelou

Caged Bird

Comments (9)

Burn because you are soft. Banish fear and grief. Be hard as stone, be a diamond. great moral teaching
Wow, what awesome poetry, such meter! !
Miner's boot! ! ! ! I am less than dust. Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
This poem, inspires me, with the symbolism of the diamond, meaning beauty.The poet endows the diamond, with beauty and all it empire, \The poet also, provides a contrat, coal verses the precious diamond, encapsulating, a paradise for the soul
A dialogue between coal and diamond, beautifully rendered
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