The Mothering Blackness

She came home running
back to the mothering blackness
deep in the smothering blackness
white tears icicle gold plains of her face

by Maya Angelou Click to read full poem

Comments (18)

'She came home blameless' - the best way the poem could end!
Beautiful poem rich with imagery and deep sentiments.Love to read Maya Angelou.
Blameless! ! Blackness! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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Running, creeping, blameless. A sad indictment on our world.
A touching account of the plight of blacks in the color conscious society of the time wonderfully versified by the master craftsman spirit.
A poem is as beautiful as a mother's heart
She came down creeping here to the black arms waiting now to the warm heart waiting.....the black consiciousness which touched many in her time.. tony
A good write of a loving mother who knows better for her beautiful daughter? .....wonderfully written
She came home came back to her land as the pure motherly love......../// beautiful poem
Pure poetry...Fantastic ...She came home blameless black yet as Hagar’s daughter tall as was Sheba’s daughter threats of northern winds die on the desert’s face She came home blameless...very thought inspiring
Wonderful poem by Maya Angelou......
She came home blameless black yet as Hagar’s daughter tall as was Sheba’s daughter threats of northern winds die on the desert’s face Great imageries Beautiful poem.
nice 1 thanks for share
Another classic by Maya...
.....nicely penned...an incredible poem ★
Awesome I like this poem, check mine out 
A fantastic poem, really great.