Friday, February 17, 2012

I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings



I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings  
                                                       by Maya Angelou

The free bird leaps
on the back of the win
and floats downstream
till the current ends
and dips his wings
in the orange sun rays
and dares to claim the sky.

But a bird that stalks
down his narrow cage
can seldom see through
his bars of rage
his wings are clipped and
his feet are tied
so he opens his throat to sing.

The caged bird sings
with fearful trill
of the things unknown
but longed for still
and is tune is heard
on the distant hillfor the caged bird
sings of freedom

The free bird thinks of another breeze
an the trade winds soft through the sighing trees
and the fat worms waiting on a dawn-bright lawn
and he names the sky his own.

But a caged bird stands on the grave of dreams
his shadow shouts on a nightmare scream
his wings are clipped and his feet are tied
so he opens his throat to sing

The caged bird sings
with a fearful trill
of things unknown
but longed for still
and his tune is heard
on the distant hill
for the caged bird
sings of freedom.


Maya Angelou

(thanks to http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/i-know-why-the-caged-bird-sings/)

2 comments:

  1. La vida no siempre es lo que desearíamos que fuera, es cierto. Muchas veces nos vemos atrapados por circunstancias que no deseamos, algunas de las cuales hemos propiciado nosotros mismos.

    Sin embargo, para el pensamiento no existe cárcel alguna. Ni existe prisión para el alma. Y jamás se podrá encarcelar a nuestro corazón. En nuestras emociones y pensamientos siempre seremos libres, y podremos viajar allá donde queramos, sin limitación.

    Tan sólo hay que dejar libre a ese pájaro que llevamos en nuestro corazón. En él encontraremos nuestro sustento y nuestra alegría. ¡Totalmente cierto!

    Muy bello este poema. Tan bello como triste. ¿Poesía de Rumanía?

    Recibe un gran abrazo y todo mi cariño.

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