Celebrations, Rituals of Peace and Prayer

Celebrations, Rituals of Peace and Prayer

Maya Angelou / Jun 15, 2019

Celebrations Rituals of Peace and Prayer Grace dignity and eloquence have long been hallmarks of Maya Angelou s poetry Her measured verses have stirred our souls energized our minds and healed our hearts Whether offering hope in the dark

  • Title: Celebrations, Rituals of Peace and Prayer
  • Author: Maya Angelou
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  • Grace, dignity, and eloquence have long been hallmarks of Maya Angelou s poetry Her measured verses have stirred our souls, energized our minds, and healed our hearts Whether offering hope in the darkest of nights or expressing sincere joy at the extraordinariness of the everyday, Maya Angelou has served as our common voice Celebrations is a collection of timely and tGrace, dignity, and eloquence have long been hallmarks of Maya Angelou s poetry Her measured verses have stirred our souls, energized our minds, and healed our hearts Whether offering hope in the darkest of nights or expressing sincere joy at the extraordinariness of the everyday, Maya Angelou has served as our common voice Celebrations is a collection of timely and timeless poems that are an integral part of the global fabric Several works have become nearly as iconic as Angelou herself the inspiring On the Pulse of Morning, read at President William Jefferson Clinton s 1993 inauguration the heartening Amazing Peace, presented at the 2005 lighting of the National Christmas Tree at the White House A Brave and Startling Truth, which marked the fiftieth anniversary of the United Nations and Mother, which beautifully honors the first woman in our lives Angelou writes of celebrations public and private, a bar mitzvah wish to her nephew, a birthday greeting to Oprah Winfrey, and a memorial tribute to the late Luther Vandross and Barry White More than a writer, Angelou is a chronicler of history, an advocate for peace, and a champion for the planet, as well as a patriot, a mentor, and a friend To be shared and cherished, the wisdom and poetry of Maya Angelou proves there is always cause for celebration From the Hardcover edition.

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      • Maya Angelou

        Maya Angelou, born Marguerite Ann Johnson April 4, 1928 in St Louis, Missouri, was an American poet, memoirist, actress and an important figure in the American Civil Rights Movement In 2001 she was named one of the 30 most powerful women in America by Ladies Home Journal Maya Angelou is known for her series of six autobiographies, starting with I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, 1969 which was nominated for a National Book Award and called her magnum opus Her volume of poetry, Just Give Me a Cool Drink of Water Fore I Die 1971 was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize.


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    1. "I was yours to loveYou were always mineWe have belonged togetherIn and out of time. When the first stone lookedUp at the blazing sunAnd the first tree struggledI loved you more. You were the rhythm on the headOf the conga drumAnd the brush of palmOn my but brown skinAnd I loved you then. We worked the caneAnd cotton fieldsWe trod togetherThe city streetsWearied by laborBruised by crueltyStrutting age sassy To our inner beat.And all the whileLord, how I loved your smile."


    2. My favorites in here were: Continue (to Oprah on her birthday), Amazing Peace (a Christmas poem for all peoples) that makes me cry every time I read it and the best, A Brave and Startling Truth.


    3. This is a collection of timely poems by Maya Angelou that shows her grace, dignity and eloquence. Several have become iconic like the inspiring ”On the Pulse of Morning” read at Clinton’s 1993 inauguration, and “Amazing Peace,” presented at the National Christmas Tree lighting at the White House and “A Brave and Startling Truth,” which was read at the 50th anniversary of the United Nations. Her last poem in this collection, “A Prayer for Peace” really resonated.




    4. I was deeply saddened by the passing of this great lady in 2014. What a national treasure. As we wind down the remainder of the year, I pulled out this volume to receive a blessing from her words as I prepare for a new year ahead. I offer her own words back up in memory of all those great writers we've lost in 2014:When great trees fall,rocks on distant hills shudder,lions hunker downin tall grasses,and even elephantslumber after safety.When great trees fallin forests,small things recoil into si [...]


    5. There's so many poems in here which id love to quote and share. Best selection of words on life, peace, love, marriage, God and the acceptance of others. I'd urge major parts of America to read this.


    6. I have the unabridged audio version of Maya Angelou's book, and I was totally entranced by the cadence and deep, melodic voice of Angelou. Her material covers many topics, and some of the titles of the poems she reads include "On the Pulse of Morning", "Amazing Peace", and "Mother". No where is it more evident what a powerful orator and poet she is. She proves, once again, that there is always cause for celebration. Highly recommended.


    7. Rating: 4 stars I have to say, I enjoyed these poems a lot more than I thought I would. They were excellent and very inspirational. Each one spoke of different lessons we should learn in our everyday lives. I think it is very important to read this book and take into account, how our actions are impacted other people and our world. This is a very diverse bunch of poems, that show the hardship of different cultures. It was wonderful to read, and it was also a fast but important read.


    8. A collection of 12 socially engaged poems read or presented publicly at various points in time (Lighting of the Christmas Tree in Washingon DC, Million Man March, Opra's 50the birthday, etc.) Several of the poems will just leave you breathless, grasping for air (When Great Trees Fall). Few of the other ones just didn't do it for me, I found them a bit contrived.


    9. Audiobook read by the author - Okay, I am officially addicted to audiobooks, but an author reading their own poetry is especially appealing. This brilliant, fascinating author in particular is a joy to listen to as she reads her poetry. This collection contains "On the Pulse of Morning," one of my favorites by Angelou.


    10. Listening to a book podcast about poetry made me have an urge to start reading some and why not start with one of the best listened to this on audio and the author read it what a Joy and treat to hear her words with her voice so beautiful emotional love love love love this one going to read more 😂📚


    11. Maya Angelou reading her own masterful poetry? Yes please!! She has the ability to strip your soul bare, reveal your vulnerabilities, bring you to tears. and then leave you with hope and a higher sense of purpose. It just doesn't get better than this right here.


    12. This is a beautiful beautiful collection of poems. I often had to put it down because it made me cry. It's especially relevant today. I recommend it.



    13. A beautiful collection of poetry written for a variety of occasions. As usual, if you can find the audiobook, it's well worth it. Maya Angelou reading her own words is a magical experience.


    14. Anything Maya Angelou writes leaves me thinking about life. Her poetry is uplifting and at the same time often brings a bit of sadness with it. Beautiful soul.


    15. A lovely collection of poems by Maya Angelou. She recited them on the audiobook, which made listening to them that much better.


    16. I loved this collection! This was such a blessing, to look at all the pieces Angelou wrote for varying events and people. Almost every single poem in this work I enjoyed. After finishing the poem, I'd find myself smiling or laughing from enjoyment toward these words. Angelou has a way of viewing the world which creates her simple, direct approach to any subject she writes. A few, very few, poems were not my task, so this is four star read.


    17. I'm am utterly jealous of Opera for the fact that THEE Maya Angelou personally made a poem for her. Maya Angelou. What more can I say?


    18. Maya Angelou is a wonderful author and every line she pens is beautiful but I did not enjoy this collection. I didn't have any favourite poem and overall it felt hollow.


    19. This is the first I've been exposed to Maya Angelou, and I'm not entirely sure how I feel about her poetry. I was definitely most impressed with Sons and Daughters, but some, specifically In and Out of Time, seemed rather cliche. The author reads somewhat slowly, but I was pleased I got the audiobook version anyhow, as many of these poems do have a lovely rhythm to them.Where I think Angelou succeeds the most is in her social writing. She writes often of people yearning for peace, and of childre [...]


    20. Maya Angelou is an interesting and important figure: inspiring, fun, charismatic, strong. She was a wonderful woman who was great to listen to. But I don't feel that all of these positive attributes consistently find themselves in the quality of her poetry, at least as it exists on the printed page.The opening poem of this book, "On the Pulse of the Morning," (which is probably my favorite occasional poem) is an effective balance of the positive, unique impact occasional poetry can have. It's an [...]



    21. Maya Angelou is a genius, plain and simple. Her words are like honey. They trickle down into the soul, little by little, slowly, soothing pain and lifting the spirit on their way. Every piece in this collection marks some special event, thus the title Celebrations. "On the Pulse of the Morning," read at President Clinton's inauguration; "Amazing Peace," presented at the 2005 lighting of the National Christmas Tree at the White House; "A Brave and Startling Truth," which marked the fiftieth anniv [...]


    22. Maya Angelou's poetry is elegant, heartfelt and and so well stated. I am a fan of current poetry. I love her style of writing.


    23. This was a lovely, short collection of poems from Maya Angelou. It contained the poems she wrote for the inauguration of President Clinton, for the UN, for Oprah Winfrey's 50th birthday, and for her nephew's bar mitzvah, as well as others. I liked all of them, but the two that really touched my heart were "Mother" and the very last poem "A Prayer for Peace." Her messages of celebrating peace and friendship, working towards justice and equality and taking time to express gratitude to the importan [...]


    24. These are lovely poems, often moving. "On the Pulse of Morning," read for Bill Clinton's first inauguration seems especially interesting to read now, when, alas, it seems we haven't moved very far into the "day" in these past 23 years. I also liked "Mother" and found "A Brave and Startling Truth," written on the 50th anniversary of the United Nations particularly poignant. I listened to the poems on an audiobook, with the poems interspersed between the chapters of other books and various songs. [...]


    25. This little compilation of poems on peace from Maya Angelou contains some tiny gems. Many were written for specific occasions: they are intimately personal and yet universal as well. For example, "Continue," written for Oprah Winfrey's 50th birthday, can be read as directed to any of us, a celebration of what we have done and a reminder that it is important to keep doing it. "Sons and Daughters" states powerfully the plea for us all to recognize our common humanity. There are also little pieces [...]


    26. I'm a big groupie of Maya Angelou, and dating back to Clinton's Inauguration, was my introduction to her. She drew me in, and I've really appreciated her works since then. I heard her speak at Oprah's 50th celebration. I've read other works of hers, and if I know she is appearing on something, I try to be available to watch/listen to her. She has a depth and dignity to her that I love. She relates to me and to her audience in such a way that brings peace, comfort and joy. I really like the feeli [...]


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