I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Maya Angelou’s ‘I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings’ is achingly beautiful.  I encourage you to read it ALOUD. . .

Before learning how to use my breath as well as other ‘flying’ techniques, I felt caged.  I knew exactly where the edges were. I knew the limitations of my reach and approached them either with trepidation or conversely using a lot of energy to try to break free.  

. . .The caged bird sings

with a fearful trill

of things unknown . . .

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The free bird leaps

on the back of the wind

and floats downstream

till the current ends . . .

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