Celebrations: Rituals of Peace and Prayer
Celebrations is a collection of timely and tim ...more
prayers lay in the road where you will plant
Please know that aspirations of your family are high at
your back, and surround you entirely.
that great hopes of your devoted shower
When great trees fall,
rocks on distant hills shudder,
lions hunker down
in tall grasses,
and even elephants
lumber after safety.
When great trees fall
small things recoil into si ...more
The opening poem of this book, "On the Pulse of the Morning," (which is probably my favorite occasional poem) is an effective balance of the positive, unique impact occasional poetry can have. It's an ...more
This is the first I've been exposed to Maya Angelou, and I'm not entirely sure how I feel about her poetry. I was definitely most impressed with Sons and Daughters, but some, specifically In and Out of Time, seemed rather cliche. The author reads somewhat slowly, but I was pleased I got the audiobook version anyhow, as many of these poems do have a lovely rhythm to them.
Where I think Angelou succeeds the most is in her social writing. She writes often of people yearning for peace, and of childre...more
Her messages of celebrating peace and friendship, working towards justice and equality and taking time to express gratitude to the importan ...more
When Great Trees Fall
A Black Woman Speaks to Black Manhood
Ben Lear's Bar Mitzvah