Tuesday, May 21, 2013

I Rise

"I Rise"  Collage Oil Painting Mixed Media by Crystal Neubauer

"Out of the huts of history's shame
I rise
Up from a past that's rooted in pain
I rise
I'm a black ocean, leaping and wide,
Welling and swelling I bear in the tide.
Leaving behind nights of terror and fear
I rise
Into a daybreak that's wondrously clear
I rise
Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave,
I am the dream and the hope of the slave.
I rise
I rise
I rise."

~ Maya Angelou

6 comments:

  1. I love this from our esteemed Poet Laureate, and I love your art with it - beautiful complements, each to the other. Thank you.

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    1. Thank-you for stopping by and leaving your kind words. I so appreciate it!

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  2. This is so Earthy and Strong!
    LOVE IT!

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  3. Your artwork is such a powerful, stirring companion to these moving words. What an amazing pairing!!! Love.

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    1. And I can't thank-you enough for turning me on to the poem that is so perfectly suited to my work. We should do a collaboration - we make a good team!

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