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Good Bye Maya Angelou


Blog Posted:5/28/2014 9:41:00 AM
     Or maybe just, 'Until we meet again...' Maya Angelou has passed away at the still vibrant age of 86. I never failed to watch anything, and everything that I could that included Maya. She has been a strong poetic inspiration for me ever since I was about 15 years old, when I read "I Know Why A Caged Bird Sings." ( I was caged at the time) But I have always loved Maya's deep, soulful poetic voice and her inner strength. Oh, and I ABSOLUTELY loved to hear her read aloud her poetry. The world is a little sadder place this morning, without the sunshine of her smile, her wit, her truth shinning upon us all. The Heavens, on the other hand, are celebrating a poet coming home. Good bye, Maya, I shall never forget you.
     Those who know me well, know that my head is always sharing a space with my own spiritual beliefs, and this morning, I recall that somewhere in the Bible it says to "pray that your fight be not in winter." And just look what a lovely, beautiful, warm Spring morning this is. Good for you, Maya, good for you!
     Though I never knew Maya personally, I feel a personal loss this morning. I really will miss you, Maya....

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  1. Date: 5/31/2014 12:08:00 PM
    Dear Catie, Hearing a poet read their work aloud is truly a blessing. In college, we had original poetry competitions that required competitors to read their own work. That was the only reason I joined the speech and debate team. Maya will be missed! Her wisdom was always so impressive. Love, Carolyn

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    Lindsey Avatar Catie Lindsey Date: 6/9/2014 7:11:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks, Carloyn. love and hugs, catie :)
  1. Date: 5/29/2014 2:50:00 PM
    Kissing her gently a dayspring, Daphne, in streams of light.... Chromatic chiffon curtains; their greating be this dawn ? Ornamental Stitchery time's storybook soft, lashes fluttering while she dreams so, lovely Tranquillity greeting his dawn silk cocoons; baroque, love's palette panacea's brush A picture's window framing these strokes oscilloscope, paschal tides ? Scholastic waves Embracing her shores palatial's mistress; free verse chrysanthemums, with gossamer wings Belles-lettres, this beautiful damsel ? Novem she sleeps cascading locks a prophetess; silverish hues. ....Love, Jeremy *

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    Lindsey Avatar Catie Lindsey Date: 5/29/2014 10:52:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks for stopping by, J. :) love and hugs, Catie :)
  1. Date: 5/29/2014 12:12:00 AM
    I didn't watch t.v. today ... very sad news. I love her poetry, I was reading one of her books a couple of weeks ago. Your words, dear Catie, put tears in my eyes, beautiful tribute. RIP, Maya.

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    Lindsey Avatar Catie Lindsey Date: 5/29/2014 7:57:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I didn't watch tv for most of the day either. I knew it would be everywhere, so I just passed it by. But come 7pm when "The Big Bang Theory" came on, I turned on the TV then. LOL love and hugs, catie :)
  1. Date: 5/28/2014 9:17:00 PM
    this is an excellent blog on your feelings upon her death ,Catie. I knew very little about her except having heard of her and also I think I read her book a long long time ago when I was very young.

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    Lindsey Avatar Catie Lindsey Date: 5/29/2014 7:54:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I have several of her books, she is one of my favorite poets. Thanks for stopping by Andrea. hugs, catie :)
  1. Date: 5/28/2014 7:57:00 PM
    Indeed......she has given a legacy of wisdom, beauty and spirit to the world, which will live on even without her bodily presence. She will always remain in the heart. What a gift to cherish.

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    Lindsey Avatar Catie Lindsey Date: 5/28/2014 8:15:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Very true, Carrie. Hope you're having a great day! love and hugs, catie :)
  1. Date: 5/28/2014 1:00:00 PM
    An inspirational soul, gone but not forgotten. RIP Maya

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    Lindsey Avatar Catie Lindsey Date: 5/28/2014 1:08:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    yes.... :)
  1. Date: 5/28/2014 11:33:00 AM
    Such sad sad news. hugs Jan xxx

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    Lindsey Avatar Catie Lindsey Date: 5/28/2014 11:51:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Bittersweet...because she will be missed, but Joyously she has entered into the Spirit... hugs, Catie :)
  1. Date: 5/28/2014 11:12:00 AM
    she will be missed, catie.. i have watched her on many shows and maya is a league of her own... huggs

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    Lindsey Avatar Catie Lindsey Date: 5/28/2014 11:50:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Oh, and I do hope that somehow she is aware of how much we all loved her and will miss her presence here on earth....
  1. Date: 5/28/2014 11:11:00 AM
    She was an inspiration to me as well...Her poetry will continue to inspire generations to come..no longer caged within this earthly realm, she takes her heavenly flight

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    Lindsey Avatar Catie Lindsey Date: 5/28/2014 11:49:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    yes, and you KNOW she has joyously entered in....

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