‘Caged Bird’ by Maya Angelou

‘Caged Bird’

by Maya Angelou2015-03-18 13.27.09

“A free bird leaps
on the back of the wind
and floats downstream
till the current ends
and dips his wing
in the orange sun rays
and dares to claim the sky…”

You can read the complete poem here. Maya Angelou was born on this day in 1928, you can read more of her work through Surrey Libraries.

Want more? Take a look at our Words in Focus book, full of great work by Surrey Poets.

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