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« on: May 28, 2014, 09:36:32 AM »

American poet Maya Angelou has passed away, age 86.

May she rest in peace.

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« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2014, 09:47:33 AM »

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« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2014, 09:58:18 AM »

that's a gain to poetry. I mean less bad poems will be printed.
Otherwise RIP
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« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2014, 09:59:33 AM »

The bird still sings but Is no longer caged. Memory eternal.
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« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2014, 10:02:39 AM »

that's a gain to poetry. I mean less bad poems will be printed.
Otherwise RIP

The first thing to go through my mind was "thank God, no more horrible poems."
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« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2014, 10:31:00 AM »

Already beaten to the punch.  I didn't care for her work, but she should still rest in peace.  Her memory will be eternal with High School English Lit. teachers everywhere.
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« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2014, 10:49:48 AM »

that's a gain to poetry. I mean less bad poems will be printed.
Otherwise RIP

The first thing to go through my mind was "thank God, no more horrible poems."
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« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2014, 01:35:54 PM »

that's a gain to poetry. I mean less bad poems will be printed.
Otherwise RIP

that's a gain to poetry. I mean less bad poems will be printed.
Otherwise RIP

The first thing to go through my mind was "thank God, no more horrible poems."

Since when is someone's death something to be celebrated?
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« Reply #8 on: May 28, 2014, 01:41:50 PM »

Well, since you ask ... here's a poem by Angelou, celebrating the death of great people (which I found at Slate):

And when great souls die,
after a period peace blooms,
slowly and always
irregularly.  Spaces fill
with a kind of
soothing electric vibration.
Our senses, restored, never
to be the same, whisper to us.
They existed.  They existed.
We can be.  Be and be
better.  For they existed.

I also remember my 11th grade history class cheered when John C. Calhoun finally kicked the bucket. No one photo-bombed history more than he did. There's something wonderfully irreverent in throwing up a cheer when one of these "very important people" -- who were foisted on us as children -- die. Charles Dickens is another one who'd have gotten a fist-pump from me when he keeled over. Too bad he was already dead.



that's a gain to poetry. I mean less bad poems will be printed.
Otherwise RIP

that's a gain to poetry. I mean less bad poems will be printed.
Otherwise RIP

The first thing to go through my mind was "thank God, no more horrible poems."

Since when is someone's death something to be celebrated?
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« Reply #9 on: May 28, 2014, 02:07:00 PM »

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« Reply #10 on: May 28, 2014, 03:04:06 PM »

Lord, have mercy.
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« Reply #11 on: May 28, 2014, 05:45:41 PM »

I never got poetry to begin with. It doesn't make any sense to me, although I do sometimes fancy TS Eliot.

May her memory be eternal.
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« Reply #12 on: May 28, 2014, 06:33:15 PM »

I never got poetry to begin with. It doesn't make any sense to me, although I do sometimes fancy TS Eliot.

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« Reply #13 on: May 28, 2014, 08:14:09 PM »

I never got poetry to begin with. It doesn't make any sense to me, although I do sometimes fancy TS Eliot.
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« Reply #14 on: May 28, 2014, 09:54:59 PM »

She starred in "Elmo Saves Christmas"...whether that is to her credit or detriment, you be the judge  Wink
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« Reply #15 on: May 28, 2014, 10:00:45 PM »

that's a gain to poetry. I mean less bad poems will be printed.
Otherwise RIP

The first thing to go through my mind was "thank God, no more horrible poems."
I guess G-D killed her 'cuz you didn't like her poetry? What a lousy thing to say.
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« Reply #16 on: May 28, 2014, 10:02:43 PM »

She led an interesting life and was sustained by her deep and abiding Faith in God. Memory eternal.
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« Reply #17 on: May 28, 2014, 10:18:06 PM »

I never got poetry to begin with. It doesn't make any sense to me, although I do sometimes fancy TS Eliot.

There is hope for you after all, JamesR. 

Not much.
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« Reply #18 on: May 28, 2014, 10:21:20 PM »

I always respected Dr Angelou for her contribution to the literary world. Requiescat in pace.
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« Reply #19 on: May 28, 2014, 11:16:32 PM »

I never got poetry to begin with. It doesn't make any sense to me, although I do sometimes fancy TS Eliot.

There is hope for you after all, JamesR. 

Not much.

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« Reply #20 on: May 30, 2014, 12:33:22 AM »

that's a gain to poetry. I mean less bad poems will be printed.
Otherwise RIP

Never thought I would agree on august717 on anything, but, lo and behold, miracles happen.  I believe she was one of the most overrated writers/poets of all time. 

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