Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Maya Angelou April 4, 1928-May 28, 2014

Country Lover
Funky blues
Keen toed shoes
High water pants
Saddy night dance
Red soda water
and anybody's daughter

From "And Still I Rise," in "Maya Angelou: Poems. Just Give me a Cool Drink of Water 'Fore I Diiie, Oh Pray My Wings are Gonna Fit me Well, And Still I Rise, Shaker, Why Don't You Sing?" Bantam, 1993.

I like that one because the way she says "Saddy" reminds me of how my Grandma Hattie also said "Saturday," especially when she was happy.

Rest in peace and thank you, Maya Angelou. 

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