CLASSICAL POEMS
GAMBLERS ALL POEM BY CHARLES BUKOWSKI

GAMBLERS ALL POEM BY CHARLES BUKOWSKI

sometimes you climb out of bed in the morning and you think, I'm not going to make it, but you laugh inside remembering all the times you've felt that way, and you walk to the ...

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A FEATHER FROM THE WHIPPOORWILL POEM BY EMILY DICKINSON

A FEATHER FROM THE WHIPPOORWILL POEM BY EMILY DICKINSON

A feather from the Whippoorwill That everlasting—sings! Whose galleries—are Sunrise— Whose Opera—the Springs— Whose Emerald Nest the Ages spin Of mellow—murmuring thread— ...

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Phenomenal Woman Poem by Maya Angelou

Phenomenal Woman Poem by Maya Angelou

Pretty women wonder where my secret lies. I'm not cute or built to suit a fashion model's size But when I start to tell them, They think I'm telling lies. I say, It's in the ...

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Still I Rise Poem by Maya Angelou

Still I Rise Poem by Maya Angelou

You may write me down in history With your bitter, twisted lies, You may tread me in the very dirt But still, like dust, I'll rise. Does my sassiness upset you? Why are you ...

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Caged Bird Poem by Maya Angelou

Caged Bird Poem by Maya Angelou

The free bird leaps on the back of the wind and floats downstream till the current ends and dips his wings in the orange sun rays and dares to claim the sky. But a bird ...

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Alone Poem by Maya Angelou

Alone Poem by Maya Angelou

Lying, thinking Last night How to find my soul a home Where water is not thirsty And bread loaf is not stone I came up with one thing And I don't believe I'm wrong That ...

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Touched By An Angel Poem by Maya Angelou

Touched By An Angel Poem by Maya Angelou

We, unaccustomed to courage exiles from delight live coiled in shells of loneliness until love leaves its high holy temple and comes into our sight to liberate us into life. ...

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Woman Work Poem by Maya Angelou

Woman Work Poem by Maya Angelou

I've got the children to tend The clothes to mend The floor to mop The food to shop Then the chicken to fry The baby to dry I got company to feed The garden to weed I've ...

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Men Poem by Maya Angelou

Men Poem by Maya Angelou

When I was young, I used to Watch behind the curtains As men walked up and down the street. Wino men, old men. Young men sharp as mustard. See them. Men are always Going ...

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The Lesson Poem by Maya Angelou

The Lesson Poem by Maya Angelou

I keep on dying again. Veins collapse, opening like the Small fists of sleeping Children. Memory of old tombs, Rotting flesh and worms do Not convince me against The ...

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A Conceit Poem by Maya Angelou

A Conceit Poem by Maya Angelou

Give me your hand Make room for me to lead and follow you beyond this rage of poetry. Let others have the privacy of touching words and love of loss of love. For ...

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Refusal Poem by Maya Angelou

Refusal Poem by Maya Angelou

Beloved, In what other lives or lands Have I known your lips Your Hands Your Laughter brave Irreverent. Those sweet excesses that I do adore. What surety is there That we ...

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Passing Time Poem by Maya Angelou

Passing Time Poem by Maya Angelou

Your skin like dawn Mine like musk One paints the beginning of a certain end. The other, the end of a sure beginning.

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Million Man March Poem by Maya Angelou

Million Man March Poem by Maya Angelou

The night has been long, The wound has been deep, The pit has been dark, And the walls have been steep. Under a dead blue sky on a distant beach, I was dragged by my braids ...

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Insomniac Poem by Maya Angelou

Insomniac Poem by Maya Angelou

There are some nights when sleep plays coy, aloof and disdainful. And all the wiles that I employ to win its service to my side are useless as wounded pride, and much more ...

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They Went Home Poem by Maya Angelou

They Went Home Poem by Maya Angelou

They went home and told their wives, that never once in all their lives, had they known a girl like me, But... They went home. They said my house was licking clean, no word ...

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The Detached Poem by Maya Angelou

The Detached Poem by Maya Angelou

We die, Welcoming Bluebeards to our darkening closets, Stranglers to our outstretched necks, Stranglers, who neither care nor care to know that DEATH IS INTERNAL. We pray, ...

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Remembrance Poem by Maya Angelou

Remembrance Poem by Maya Angelou

Your hands easy weight, teasing the bees hived in my hair, your smile at the slope of my cheek. On the occasion, you press above me, glowing, spouting readiness, mystery ...

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Savior Poem by Maya Angelou

Savior Poem by Maya Angelou

Petulant priests, greedy centurions, and one million incensed gestures stand between your love and me. Your agape sacrifice is reduced to colored glass, vapid penance, and ...

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Remembrance Poem by Maya Angelou

Remembrance Poem by Maya Angelou

Your hands easy weight, teasing the bees hived in my hair, your smile at the slope of my cheek. On the occasion, you press above me, glowing, spouting readiness, mystery ...

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When You Come Poem by Maya Angelou

When You Come Poem by Maya Angelou

When you come to me, unbidden, Beckoning me To long-ago rooms, Where memories lie. Offering me, as to a child, an attic, Gatherings of days too few. Baubles of stolen ...

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Momma Welfare Roll Poem by Maya Angelou

Momma Welfare Roll Poem by Maya Angelou

Her arms semaphore fat triangles, Pudgy hands bunched on layered hips Where bones idle under years of fatback And lima beans. Her jowls shiver in accusation Of crimes clichéd ...

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Weekend Glory Poem by Maya Angelou

Weekend Glory Poem by Maya Angelou

Some clichty folks don't know the facts, posin' and preenin' and puttin' on acts, stretchin' their backs. They move into condos up over the ranks, pawn their souls to ...

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On The Pulse Of Morning Poem by Maya Angelou

On The Pulse Of Morning Poem by Maya Angelou

A Rock, A River, A Tree Hosts to species long since departed, Mark the mastodon. The dinosaur, who left dry tokens Of their sojourn here On our planet floor, Any broad alarm ...

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A Brave And Startling Truth Poem by Maya Angelou

A Brave And Startling Truth Poem by Maya Angelou

We, this people, on a small and lonely planet Traveling through casual space Past aloof stars, across the way of indifferent suns To a destination where all signs tell us It ...

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Awaking in New York Poem by Maya Angelou

Awaking in New York Poem by Maya Angelou

Curtains forcing their will against the wind, children sleep, exchanging dreams with seraphim. The city drags itself awake on subway straps; and I, an alarm, awake as a ...

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Equality Poem by Maya Angelou

Equality Poem by Maya Angelou

You declare you see me dimly through a glass which will not shine, though I stand before you boldly, trim in rank and marking time. You do own to hear me faintly as a whisper ...

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A Plagued Journey Poam by Maya Angelou

A Plagued Journey Poam by Maya Angelou

There is no warning rattle at the door nor heavy feet to stomp the foyer boards. Safe in the dark prison, I know that light slides over the fingered work of a toothless woman ...

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Kin Poem by Maya Angelou

Kin Poem by Maya Angelou

FOR BAILEY We were entwined in red rings Of blood and loneliness before The first snows fell Before muddy rivers seeded clouds Above a virgin forest, and Men ran naked, ...

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Human Family Poem by Maya Angelou

Human Family Poem by Maya Angelou

I note the obvious differences in the human family. Some of us are serious, some thrive on comedy. Some declare their lives are lived as true profundity, and others claim ...

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We Had Him Poem by Maya Angelou

We Had Him Poem by Maya Angelou

Beloveds, now we know that we know nothing Now that our bright and shining star can slip away from our fingertips like a puff of summer wind Without notice, our dear love can ...

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The Mothering Blackness Poem by Maya Angelou

The Mothering Blackness Poem by Maya Angelou

She came home running back to the mothering blackness deep in the smothering blackness white tears icicle gold plains of her face She came home running She came down ...

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California Prodigal Poem by Maya Angelou

California Prodigal Poem by Maya Angelou

The eye follows, the land Slips upward, creases down, forms The gentle buttocks of a young Giant. In the nestle, Old adobe bricks, washed of Whiteness, paled to umber, Await ...

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Life Doesn’t Frighten Me Poem by Maya Angelou

Life Doesn’t Frighten Me Poem by Maya Angelou

Shadows on the wall Noises down the hall Life doesn't frighten me at all Bad dogs barking loud Big ghosts in a cloud Life doesn't frighten me at all Mean old Mother ...

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When Great Trees Fall Poem by Maya Angelou

When Great Trees Fall Poem by Maya Angelou

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 in forests, small ...

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Old Floks Laugh Poem by Maya Angelou

Old Floks Laugh Poem by Maya Angelou

They have spent their content of simpering, holding their lips this and that way, winding the lines between their brows. Old folks allow their bellies to jiggle like slow ...

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Televised Poem by Maya Angelou

Televised Poem by Maya Angelou

Televised news turns a half-used day into a waste of desolation. If nothing wondrous preceded the catastrophic announcements, certainly nothing will follow, save the ...

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The Health-Food Diner Poem by Maya Angelou

The Health-Food Diner Poem by Maya Angelou

The Health-Food Diner No sprouted wheat and soya shoots And Brussels in a cake, Carrot straw and spinach raw, (Today, I need a steak). Not thick brown rice and rice pilaw ...

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These Yet To be United States Poem by Maya Angelou

These Yet To be United States Poem by Maya Angelou

Tremors of your network cause kings to disappear. Your open mouth in anger makes nations bow in fear. Your bombs can change the seasons, obliterate the spring. What more ...

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Savior Poem by Maya Angelou

Savior Poem by Maya Angelou

Petulant priests, greedy centurions, and one million incensed gestures stand between your love and me. Your agape sacrifice is reduced to colored glass, vapid penance, and ...

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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Poem by Maya Angelou

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings 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 suns rays And dares to claim the sky. But a BIRD that ...

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When I Think About Myself Poem by Maya Angelou

When I Think About Myself Poem by Maya Angelou

When I think about myself, I almost laugh myself to death, My life has been one great big joke, A dance that's walked A song that's spoke, I laugh so hard I almost choke ...

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On Aging Poem by Maya Angelou

On Aging Poem by Maya Angelou

When you see me sitting quietly, Like a sack left on the shelf, Don’t think I need your chattering. I’m listening to myself. Hold! Stop! Don’t pity me! Hold! Stop your ...

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Recovery Poem by Maya Angelou

Recovery Poem by Maya Angelou

A Last love, proper in conclusion, should snip the wings forbidding further flight. But I, now, reft of that confusion, am lifted up and speeding toward the light.

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Our Grandmothers Poem by Maya Angelou

Our Grandmothers Poem by Maya Angelou

She lay, skin down in the moist dirt, the canebrake rustling with the whispers of leaves, and loud longing of hounds and the ransack of hunters crackling the near branches. ...

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Preacher, Don’t Send Me Poem by Maya Angelou

Preacher, Don’t Send Me Poem by Maya Angelou

Preacher, don't send me when I die to some big ghetto in the sky where rats eat cats of the leopard type and Sunday brunch is grits and tripe. I've known those rats ...

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The Traveller Poem by Maya Angelou

The Traveller Poem by Maya Angelou

Byways and bygone And lone nights long Sun rays and sea waves And star and stone Manless and friendless No cave my home This is my torture My long nights, lone

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Pickin Em Up and Layin Em Down Poem by Maya Angelou

Pickin Em Up and Layin Em Down Poem by Maya Angelou

There's a long-legged girl in San Francisco by the Golden Gate. She said she'd give me all I wanted but I just couldn't wait. I started to Pickin em up and layin em down, ...

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The Rock Cries Out to Us Today Poem by Maya Angelou

The Rock Cries Out to Us Today Poem by Maya Angelou

A Rock, A River, A Tree Hosts to species long since departed, Mark the mastodon. The dinosaur, who left dry tokens Of their sojourn here On our planet floor, Any broad alarm ...

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Son to Mother Poem by Maya Angelou

Son to Mother Poem by Maya Angelou

I start no wars, raining poison on cathedrals, melting Stars of David into golden faucets to be lighted by lamps shaded by human skin. I set no store on the strange ...

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