Friday, June 6, 2014

Maya Angelou: Second Verse

Saint Sabrina Photos / flickr

I keep remembering Maya Angelou and what she left all of us. Her funeral will be Saturday morning in Winston Salem. Even though that service is private I understand that the University is offering a live video stream of her service if you have a computer. Try: go.wfu.dedu/angeloumemorial .

One of the poems that means a great deal to many of us is the first verse in her poem, “Alone.”

"Lying, thinking

 Last night

Where water is not thirsty

And bread loaf is not stone

I came up with one thing

And I don’t believe I’m wrong

But nobody

Can make it here alone.”

If you want to read a wonderful tribute to Maya—you might read Bill Leonard’s fine words called "Holy Woman", which appeared in Associated Baptist Press. He is Church Historian and teaches at Wake Forest University. Thanks, Bill.


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