Skip to comments.'Her words were powerful enough to move a small girl from the South Side of Chicago [Maya Angelou]'
Posted on 06/07/2014 4:57:28 PM PDT by Steelfish
'Her words were powerful enough to move a small girl from the South Side of Chicago to the White House': Michelle Obama joins Bill Clinton and Oprah at memorial to celebrate the life of Maya Angelou Wake Forest Univerisity where writer taught for 30 years, hosts celebration of Angelou's lifeBeloved poet and author died at her home on May 28 aged 86
JESSICA JERREAT 7 June 2014
Clinton had chosen Angelou to read a poem at his first inauguration in 1993. The original composition, On the Pulse of Morning, went on to became a million-seller.
He added: 'She may have stopped talking, but she never stopped paying attention.. Clinton, who spoke after rousing music by the Bobby Jones Gospel Choir, said: 'Her great gift in an action-packed life was that she was always paying attention.' 'She was without a voice for five years and then she developed he greatest voice on the planet. God loaned her His voice,' Clinton said. 'She had the voice of God. And he decided he wanted it back for a while.'
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Wow. That is pretty disturbing. Bill likes all prostitutes though.
Half right,Bill....not the God in Heaven, that’s for sure.
‘She had the voice of God. ‘
Bill must be inhaling now.
Personally, I doubt Bill Clinton would recognize the voice of God even if accompanied by peals of thunder and trumpet fanfare.
The words that Bill will hear from God won’t be pretty.
Being a writer myself, maybe it’s just me, but I was never that impressed with her work.
God has already spoken through the OT and the NT. Everything I’ve read from Maya has some issues with the Word. How about you?
She was black and chronically indignant about that, that is all it takes to gain fame anymore.
The First Lady of the Unites States of America should have been with the president at the 70th anniversary of D-Day, not at a funeral.
Yes indeed. Writing at this level isn’t about concrete imagery, conflicts, theses, painting new pictures, or challenging the status quo:
Poetry at this level is about affirming the righteousness of the government elite.
Pushkin... Mayakovsky... Whitman even, of whom I was never fond... Certainly Plath, Stevens, some new poets like Austin LaGrone, Richard Meier, Nicky Beer... The real “radicals” in verse, these are the thoughtful people whose analysis might be worthwhile. Alas I’m not a poet but I’m pretty sure that those who insult the “made men,” like Angelou, get whacked.
“She was black and chronically indignant...”
I wonder if there are any non-black poets that our FLOTUS would champion.
What’s that definition of racism again?
I’m not a writer and I always thought her “poetry “ was truly awful prose. She ‘s just another “success “ of affirmative action.
What rotten blasphemy.
She said herself she was "not ashamed" of that. We all sin - but she refused to ask God for forgiveness.
Listening to her is like listening to chalkboard scratching..
Poppycock! It was all poppycock!
Like our president (or his ghostwriter), Angelou sold millions of books to good liberals that were shelved and left unread.
Vastly overrated much like her disciple Oprah. A pair of hucksters posing as demigods.
Actually clintoon heard both God and Satan when he was on operating table, they were arguing over who would have to take him when he died, neither one wanted him that's why he's still here.
Gee, nobody could’ve predicted Oprah jumping on this bandwagon.