You, who was born for poetry’s creation,
Do not repeat the sayings of the ancients.
Though, maybe, our Poetry, itself,
Is just a single beautiful citation.
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Died: May 28, 2014 (Age 86)
Maya Angelou was an African-American poet and author, she is known for her 1969 autobiography I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, as well as for her poem “On the Pulse of Morning.” Read Poems