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    Brook
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    Post  Brook on Wed May 28, 2014 11:54 am

    When Great Trees Fall


    When great trees fall,
    rocks on distant hills shudder,
    lions hunker down
    in tall grasses,
    and even elephants
    lumber after safety.

    When great trees fall
    in forests,
    small things recoil into silence,
    their senses
    eroded beyond fear.

    When great souls die,
    the air around us becomes
    light, rare, sterile.
    We breathe, briefly.
    Our eyes, briefly,
    see with
    a hurtful clarity.
    Our memory, suddenly sharpened,
    examines,
    gnaws on kind words
    unsaid,
    promised walks
    never taken.

    Great souls die and
    our reality, bound to
    them, takes leave of us.
    Our souls,
    dependent upon their
    nurture,
    now shrink, wizened.
    Our minds, formed
    and informed by their
    radiance,
    fall away.
    We are not so much maddened
    as reduced to the unutterable ignorance
    of dark, cold
    caves.

    And when great souls die,
    after a period peace blooms,
    slowly and always
    irregularly. Spaces fill
    with a kind of
    soothing electric vibration.
    Our senses, restored, never
    to be the same, whisper to us.
    They existed. They existed.
    We can be. Be and be
    better. For they existed.



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    Thank you Maya Angelou

    April 4, 1928 ~ May 28, 2014


    And still she rises



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    Beren
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    Post  Beren on Wed May 28, 2014 7:25 pm

    May you be blessed Maya, wherever you go from here.
    Essence passed through your words...

    Beauty undimmed.

    bobhardee
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    Post  bobhardee on Wed May 28, 2014 8:06 pm

    Thanks Brook for the post
    Very beautiful
    Jenetta
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    Post  Jenetta on Wed May 28, 2014 10:32 pm

    "What I really want to do is be a representative of my race — of the human race. I have a chance to show how kind we can be, how intelligent and generous we can be. I have a chance to teach and to love and to laugh. I know that when I'm finished doing what I'm sent here to do, I will be called home and I will go home without any fear."

    - Maya Angelou



    Maya Angelou, poet, author and activist, dead at 86

    U.S. activist known as a 'National Treasure' earned acclaim for memoir I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings


    http://www.cbc.ca/news/arts/maya-angelou-poet-author-and-activist-dead-at-86-1.2656694

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