As March is Women’s Month, we are celebrating female poets here in GatheringBooks. This is also in keeping with our current bimonthly theme:
This week, I am back with another poem by Maya Angelou still culled from this gorgeous book that I borrowed from the library.
I have read Maya Angelou’s novel I know why the caged bird sings several years back. And so when I found this haunting poem, I just know that I have to share it with you all, beautiful people. Poetry Friday is hosted this week by Franki and Mary Lee from A Year of Reading. I took a photo of the page and edited it using an iPhone app.
I found it interesting though that the caged bird here is described as a “he.” Made me think about the confinements of males as indelibly marked by societal expectations. I wonder what songs he is unable to sing because of this. What prevents him from claiming the sky?