Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Legends Never Leave Us - Poet Laureate Maya Angelou Passes at Age 86

Marguerite Ann Johnson (Maya Angelou)
April 4, 1928; died May 28, 2014

Oh, My God!  Those were my first words this morning when I learned of the passing of the great Maya Angelou.

For my generation, in particular, she was one of our national treasures.   When my daughter was 12, I bought her a copy of "I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings," a literary right of passage.

We are blessed in knowing that our great legends never leave us, for their imprint lasts forever.

Rest in Paradise, Ms. Angelou.  You have fought the good fight.


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Anonymous said...

A very nice and fitting tribute. I just finished listening to Maya read her book "Mom & Me & Mom" and it gives me so much more insight into who she was and the influences that shaped her. There is also a lot about her San Francisco days, so I enjoyed it and recommend it to anyone interested in knowing more about her life. B. Rodgers

Anonymous said...

I kept a paperback of her poetry on my desk at work for many years. When I had a particulaly stressful situation, I would take a stress break in a quiet corner and open to a random page and read whatever poem there. This would always snap me into a serene place to gather the strength to not "be pecked to death by ducks". RIP dear wise elder.