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Caged Bird Sings

"I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" by Maya Angelou written in 1969.
This is Angelou's autobiography about her early years;
one of an 8-part series about her life.

Angelou says that the Title of this book comes from the
3rd stanza of Dunbar's poem:

I know why the caged bird sings, ah me,
When his wing is bruised and his bosom sore,
When he beats his bars and would be free;
It is not a carol of joy or glee,
But a prayer that he sends from his heart's deep core,
But a plea, that upward to Heaven he flings –
I know why the caged bird sings.

(The Bird picture was taken in the Spring and
the other two pictures were taken last night.)

Kodak Z650
1/1000s f/3.7 at 63.0mm iso80 full exif

other sizes: small medium original auto
larose forest photos08-Dec-2011 03:42
another fabulous creation for a terrific and moving book. V
Guest 06-Dec-2011 12:08
Fabulous work Carol, great creation! Very nice poem too! V
Brenda05-Dec-2011 23:33
Very clever! V
Mairéad04-Dec-2011 16:48
Great image to accompany the words. V
Yvonne04-Dec-2011 08:02
Superbly illustrated Carol! v
borisalex03-Dec-2011 05:53
This is a wonderful work for a great book by an amazing writer, "the" voice of America! V.
Cindi Smith03-Dec-2011 04:08
Excellent job on this...I see this is going to be a creative month for you. :)
Janice Dunn03-Dec-2011 03:21
Very attractive image and I do like the poem too. Well done Carol
Inga Morozoff03-Dec-2011 02:45
A nicely presented compostion.
Graeme03-Dec-2011 00:25
Very creative Carol.V
Karen Stuebing02-Dec-2011 22:25
Wonderful, creative vision for this moving book. V.
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