I know why the caged bird sings…

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Drawing made on Smartphone with Samsung Galaxy 6

I know why the caged bird sings is a 1969 autobiography about the early years of American writer and poet Maya Angelou (1928-2014). Dr. Maya Angelou always manages to inspire me and comfort me. She empowers. She is one of my biggest examples and has healed my heart many times.

Below you can see my sons drawing which inspired me (colour wise),  I then made a drawing on my smartphone and a quick chalk pastel drawing. Seeing birds in cages always makes me feel rather uncomfortable, putting them in a cage is like..tying your cats feet!

 

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Caged Bird

Poem by Maya Angelou

A free bird leaps
on the back of the wind
and floats downstream
till the current ends
and dips his wing
in the orange sun rays
and dares to claim the sky.
But a bird that stalks
down his narrow cage
can seldom see through
his bars of rage
his wings are clipped and
his feet are tied
so he opens his throat to sing.
The caged bird sings
with a fearful trill
of things unknown
but longed for still
and his tune is heard
on the distant hill
for the caged bird
sings of freedom.
The free bird thinks of another breeze
and the trade winds soft through the sighing trees
and the fat worms waiting on a dawn bright lawn
and he names the sky his own
But a caged bird stands on the grave of dreams
his shadow shouts on a nightmare scream
his wings are clipped and his feet are tied
so he opens his throat to sing.
The caged bird sings
with a fearful trill
of things unknown
but longed for still
and his tune is heard
on the distant hill
for the caged bird
sings of freedom.

I’m going to leave you with this inspirational video:

 

Thanks so much for visiting my blog! Back on Thursday 🙂

Love, Salam

Isabella

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