02. April 2012 · Comments Off · Categories: Kira, NonFiction, Poetry · Tags:

Black Pearls [sound recording]: the poetry of Maya Angelou by Angelou, Maya, 67 pages, read by Kira, on 03/30/2012

This audiobook contained about 20 of Angelou’s readings.  I found I had to find the little insert with the titles of the different readings, to help me make sense of the poem/reading.   There are some raw depictions of struggle and oppression.  I wondered about one of the quotes (paraphrased from memory) – My crime is that I lived to tell the tale – from the poem “My Guilt” , I think she means we are guilty/complicit when we come away from injustice committed unscathed, without having fought enough… I’m Not sure The picture on the cover shows a younger woman than what I’ve seen in the media, so presumably these poems were written/recorded at an earlier time in her life.