April 4th Birthday Love: Dr. Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou

Poet and activist Maya Angelou was born on this day April 4, 1928, in St. Louis, Missouri.

Awaking in New York

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   
rumor of war,
lie stretching into dawn,   
unasked and unheeded.

-Maya Angelou

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