Maya Angelou & Robert Frost

Maya Angelou (born Marguerite Ann Johnson; April 4, 1928 – May 28, 2014) was an American author and poet. Robert Lee Frost (March 26, 1874 – January 29, 1963) was an American poet. 5.0/5

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Every US citizen must be aware that there are more poets besides Robert Frost, Maya Angelou, & Shel Silverstein.
Shirley jackson, Sylvia Plath, Maya Angelou, Robert Frost, Billy Collins r all people to look up to and all so special in different ways
Following in the line of Robert Frost and Maya Angelou, Richard Blanco served as the 5th Inaugural Poet of the United States. Coming soon
Maya Angelou is not a great poet. The greatest poets are William Blake, Walt Whitman, Robert Frost and Edgar Allen Poe. All white males.
Almost done with "The Mysterious Benedict Society" for 7 y/o & our 5 year requested poetry "Oh How Sylvester Can Pester". Need to find copy of Poetry Speaks to Children. It has works from artist like Langston Hughes; Sonia Sanchez; Nikki Giovanni; Roald Dahl; J. R. R. Tolkien; Robert Frost; Gwendolyn Brooks; Ogden Nash. Has anyone read from Life Doesn't Frighten Me by Maya Angelou ? I think this will be a good intro for my little ones to Dr. Angelou.
My mom, Christi and I just had a late night poetry reading session. Nothing like having a sleep over with John Keats, Robert Frost, Maya Angelou and Sharon Olds.
A TRIBUTE TO MAYA ANGELOU-- My words (Charlene Henry Kenon): I have always loved writing, poems to be specific. I love words and what they do to us. I get this high just reading statements, words that make me go "wow." It is like partaking of a favorite dish. People like Maya loved words, life and found a "write" in everything. A mentor she is and was. She received some of my words once, and what a schedule she had. She was to get back with me so her assistant said. I came this close.but time never presented itself. There are/were many that we are so gifted to have their words: James Baldwin, Emily Dickinson, Langston Hughes, Edgar Poe, Paul Dunbar, Alice Walker, Robert Frost, Toni Morrison, and others. Writing is the thing we do when words of mouth flee. I am sharing some of Maya's here. She will be missed. _ I don't know how much longer I'll be around. I'll probably be writing when the Lord says, 'Maya, Maya Angelou, it's time.' To take a few nouns, and a few pronouns, and adverbs and adjec ...
Today a great American author passed. Maya Angelou (April 4, 1928 – May 28, 2014) was an American author and poet. She was best known for her series of seven autobiographies; the first, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (an international bestseller and nominated for a National Book Award in 1970), tells of her life up to the age of seventeen, and brought her international recognition and acclaim. She was active in the Civil Rights movement, and worked with Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X. In 1993, Angelou recited her poem "On the Pulse of Morning" at President Bill Clinton's inauguration, the first poet to make an inaugural recitation since Robert Frost at John F. Kennedy 's inauguration in 1961. CNN stated, "Angelou's legacy is twofold. She leaves behind a body of important artistic work that influenced several generations. But the 86-year-old was praised by those who knew her as a good person, a woman who pushed for justice and education and equality." Today we remember this amazing author who gav ...
One of my greatest moments in life was to sit at the feet and in the presence of Dr. Maya Angelou!! I often use her profound words from her books and poetry in speeches that I have made!! I have enriched my thinking by reading her work, such as "I know Why the Cage Bird Sings," "Phenomenal Woman," "A Brave and Startling Truth," "Million Man March Poem," "Just Give Me A Cool Drink of Water 'Fore I Diiie," "President Clinton's Inaugural Poem," and so many more!! Long lives her memory as an Civil Rights activist, poet, Author, scholar, humanitarian...! Ain't Dr. Maya (Marguerite Ann Johnson) Angelou a woman!!! For those of us who read, it is my opinion, that her writing and work ranks with that of William Shakespeare, Langston Hughes, Edgar Allan Poe, Robert Frost, Nikki Giovanni, Ernest Hemingway, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Emily Dickerson, and so many other of my favorites! Hail to the Queen and the fairest of them ALL!!
First day free of school and all I've done is sit around with no pants on and read countless Maya Angelou and Robert Frost writings while eating cold quinoa with my hands.
Have you been wanting to read poetry but need a kick-start? In that case, here is a list of poets to help you get started. Ranging from classic to contemporary. William Shakespeare, Emily Dickinson (my favorite), Robert Frost (author of my favorite poem), Emily Bronte had some poetry as well, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Sylvia Plath, Anne Sexton, Maya Angelou, Mary Oliver, T. C. Tolbert, Billy Collins, Annie Dillard... the list goes on.
1.Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve. –Napoleon Hill 2.Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value. –Albert Einstein 3.Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference. –Robert Frost 4.I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took any excuse. –Florence Nightingale 5.You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take. –Wayne Gretzky 6.I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed. –Michael Jordan 7.The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. –Emelia Earhart 8.Every strike brings me closer to the next home run. –Babe Ruth 9.Definiteness of purpose is the starting point of all achievement. –W. Clement Stone 10.The past is a ghost, the future a dream. All we ever have is now. –Bi ...
Quotes tagged as "education" “I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.” ― Mark Twain “You can never be overdressed or overeducated.” ― Oscar Wilde “You educate a man; you educate a man. You educate a woman; you educate a generation.” ― Brigham Young “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” ― Augustine of Hippo tags: allegory, books, broad-mindedness, classic, education, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” ― Nelson Mandela “When you know better you do better.” ― Maya Angelou “Whatever the cost of our libraries, the price is cheap compared to that of an ignorant nation.” ― Walter Cronkite “Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.” ― Robert Frost “The past has no power over the present moment.” ― Eckhart Tolle “Education: the path from cocky ignorance to miserable uncertainty.” ― Mark Twain “Int ...
I used to read poetry, some poems are really good. Langston Hughes, Maya Angelou, Pablo Neruda, Rudyard Kipling, Robert Frost etc. Powerful!
How many people do you know that can rap Maya Angelou, William Blake, and Robert Frost?? Lol. This is so out of my element. I love it.
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Share w/ kids of all ages from greats like Maya Angelou, Robert Frost, & Edgar Allen Poe.
Poems in Movies If you didn't get enough poetry from this year's Oscar winning films, take a look at this partial list we've compiled of poems in cinema, including: Alone by Maya Angelou from Poetic Justice As I Walked out One Evening by W. H. Auden from Before Sunrise One Art by Elizabeth Bishop from In Her Shoes The Tyger by William Blake from Blade Runner Kubla Khan by Samuel Taylor Coleridge from Citizen Kane Nothing Gold Can Stay by Robert Frost from The Outsiders To an Athlete, Dying Young by A. E. Housman from Out of Africa Do not go gentle into that good night by Dylan Thomas from Dangerous Minds O Captain! My Captain! by Walt Whitman from Dead Poets Society Poem as Screenplay: Six Video Collaborations Poets have long been interested in the cinematic. Here are six video adaptations by filmmakers inspired by poems and the poets who wrote them, including Rita Dove, Allen Ginsberg, Academy Chancellor Anne Waldman, and others.
At the second inaugural of President Barack Obama, Richard Blanco of Bethel follows in the footsteps of Robert Frost and Maya Angelou, championing the American experience.
TODAY’S INAUGURAL POEM - 5TH OUT OF 6 So, politics aside, how was the poetry? Occasional poetry is hard to carry off. To think about Richard Blanco's poem today, let's put it alongside its predecessors. Robert Frost's "The Gift Outright" was written decades before 1961, and the prefatory poem he'd written for that day, "Dedication" (to be read before the older poem, but never delivered because of wind) was more Ogden Nash than Robert Frost. James Dickey's "The Strength of Fields" in 1977 was decent enough - its repeated apostrophes worked, as did its sustained use of moth, moon, train, blue, home, bed, waking, and sleeping. It is real poetry, but unfortunately cannot resist a slight turn towards didacticism: "That is where it all has to start: / With the simplest things." Oh it is? Let the listener/reader discover that. Where Dickey in 1977 cries out to ask the train-sound what to do, Maya Angelou in 1993 has the Rock cry out to us with instructions. Her poem "On the Pulse of Morning" is boldly exho ...
Did you know that only Kennedy, Clinton (twice) and Obama (twice) have had poets at their inaugural ceremonies? Robert Frost--which I still remember hearing as a child and esp remember the reverence my parents had for that moment (which I didn't realize at the time was a first), Maya Angelou (which I remember very well as a epic moment of giving a woman of color the inspirational voice for the day) , Miller Williams (Arkansas poet whose offering I don't remember), Elizabeth Alexander (who I vaguely recall--there was so much remarkable to remember that it was hard for that to stand out) and now Richard Blanco (whose poem it was very difficult to heard over the speakers and whose life story might be more inspiring than his actual words.) Do Republicans not believe in the literary arts? I thought they love the arts but just don't think the government should pay for them.
A child of Cuban exiles.raised in Spain.imported to New York City and at 44 years old, this young poet, Richard Blanco is invited to to be the Inaugural Poet taking his place in history along with Robert Frost and Maya Angelou. There is only one USA and "ONE TODAY" GOD BLESS THIS GREAT COUNTRY OF OURS. WE ARE AMERICA-WE ARE ONE!
That poem was slick garbage. Maya Angelou or Nikki Giovanni, or Robert Frost would have sufficed.
Richard Blanco, who will recite a poem at the Swearing In - In case you don't know him -- he's a son of Miami: high school at Columbus, bachelor's and master's from FIU, the first Cuban-American and also the first *** man to be chosen for such an honor. In fact, Blanco is only the fifth poet EVER to take part in a president's inaugural ceremony. The first was Robert Frost (Kennedy, 1961), then Maya Angelou (Clinton, 1993), Miller Williams (Clinton, 1997), Elizabeth Alexander (Obama, 2009) and now Mr. Blanco. What an incredible honor to compose an original poem for the whole world to hear.
On Wednesday the inaugural planners will announce that Richard Blanco will be the 2013 inaugural poet, joining the ranks of notables like Robert Frost and Maya Angelou.
I've begun work on Catalogue Literature, Modern First Editions & Miscellany. We hope to have three or four hundred titles in the catalogue with photos of the more collectable items. It will be sent as a pdf and will include books signed by Robert Frost, Arthur Schlesinger (JFK's speechwriter), J. Edgar Hoover, Carl Sandburg, Theodore Dreiser, Gore Vidal, Walter D. Edmonds (including the true first of Drums Along the Mohawk in DJ), Arthur Miller, George Eastman, Raymond Carver, Norman Mailer, Saul Bellow, Buzz Aldrin, Margaret Thatcher, Maya Angelou, Richard Nixon, Frank Mccourt, Salman Rushdie, Kurt Vonnegut, Jimmy Carter, Tom Wolfe, Ted Kennedy, Sidney Poitier, William F. Buckley, Jr., Eleanor Roosevelt, and the high spot of the collection, a rare book on American game fish from the library of former president Grover Cleveland. There will also be first and collectable editions of Longfellow, Emerson, Steinbeck, Hemingway, Sarah Orne Jewett, Willa Cather and many more. These books are not being offered .. ...
Nov 14th: Today I am thankful for writers. It amazes me how creative the human mind is. From all the classics like Charles Dickens, Jane Austen, Miguel de Cervantes, C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Mark Twain and all the rest. Modern writers like J.K. Rowling, James Patterson, Brandon Mull, and Stephenie Meyer. Oh and let me not forget all of the poets out there like the great Dr. Seuss, Maya Angelou, E. E. Cummings, Robert Frost, Edgar Allan Poe, Emily Dickinson and My favorite Poet of all time, my awesome cousin Bryna Sansing who was finally able to see her dream come true when she was able to publish her first book of poems in 2010. There are so many wonderful stories out there to read and immerse ourself in. With our technological advances we are presented with the opportunity to have access to hundres of thousands of stories online. What can I say I LOVE to READ!!
Trying to get my writing game up... Taking it back to the foundation.. What do y'all know about W.E.B Du Bois, Langston Hughes, Maya Angelou, and Robert Frost.
Ok so I am reading "the Oprah Magazine"(yes I can read) on advice I found some I think I can live by I thought I would share. 1st The best way out is always through. Robert Frost 2nd When people talk, listen completely. Ernest Hemingway 3rd When people show you who they are, believe them the first time. Maya Angelou and 4th Expect nothing Live frugally on surprise. Alice Walker I think these 4 have changed my life.
I have to turn in an example of what "I" think poetry is in the morning...hmm Robert Frost or Maya Angelou...nah how bout Mayday Parade, Emarosa, and Circa Survive xD that my poetry!
From Robert Frost to Maya Angelou, here's an amazing article about classic poetry that you can share with your children.
Re-post from Options Donnie Simpson My daughter Dawn completed her first year as a 2nd grade school teacher yesterday and it was a bitter sweet moment for her. She's happy to start her summer break, but she's obviously going to miss her kids. I had the chance to spend some time with the kids on a few occasions and I understand the attachment. They are funny, smart, and so sweet. I'm not sure I could let them move on. I would either have to hold them all back in 2nd grade or I'd have to keep moving up a grade with them until they graduated high school. She shared with me a poetry writing assignment she had given them and I was absolutely blown away by some of the talent displayed. The depth of thought and writing skills of a 7 year old can be surprising and impressive. I'm no Robert Frost nor Maya Angelou, but I thought some them should be published. To Dawn and all of you who teach and inspire our youth to shoot for the moon, I salute you. I salute you for all of the Hard Work it took to get you where you ...
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~ I also love Robert Frost & Maya Angelou. And I learned about Langston Hughes, thanks to you.
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