Still I Rise

https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poem/still-i-rise

Hi all,

Since Tuesday was International Women’s Day, I thought of this poem. If you don’t know it (or if you do!) click the link above and then click the button which looks like a megaphone to listen to an audio version (not read by Maya Angelou herself but a beautiful reading).

Deidre mentioned Angelou for strength, and this is one of the strongest poems I’ve heard.

Emily x

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2 thoughts on “Still I Rise

  1. deirdrenicm

    I absolute love this poem, so strong. Another interesting one, particularly with regard to a public role for poetry, role of the poet -political/as commentator etc is her inaugural poem for Bill Clinton’s first inauguration in 1993. Here is the link:

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  2. raefonb

    That is very strong; an example of how rhyme scheme doesn’t have to rob a poem of its power. Clever, bold images. I’ve encountered her work before, but not enough of it. Cheers for sharing 🙂

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