I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

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Illuminated text of "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" by Maya Angelou

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  • 1. I Know Why the Sings
  • 2. A free bird the back of the wind and floats downstream till the current ends leaps on
  • 3. and dips his wing in the orange sun’s rays and dares to claim the sky
  • 4. But a bird that stalks down his narrow cage Can seldom see through his bars of rage bird R A G E R A G E R A G E
  • 5. his win are clipped and his feet are tied gs
  • 6. So he opens his thr oat to sing
  • 7. The caged bird sings with a fearful trill of things unknown…
  • 8. … but longed for still…
  • 9. And the tune is heard on the distant hill
  • 10. For the caged bird sings…
  • 11. . . .of freedom. . .
  • 12. The free bird thinks of another breeze
  • 13. And the trade winds soft Through the sighing trees
  • 14. and the fat worms waiting on a dawn bright lawn and he names the sky his own
  • 15. But a caged bird stands on a grave of dreams
  • 16. his shadow shouts on a nightmare scream
  • 17. The caged bird sings with a fearful trill of things unknown…
  • 18. but longed for... … still…
  • 19. And the tune is heard on the distant hill
  • 20. For the caged bird sings…
  • 21. … of freedom…
  • 22. Credits
    • First four pictures
      • © Sagi Barzilay, 2008
    • Washington D.C. photo
      • © www.trekearth.com, 2008
    • MLK Jr.
      • © http://www.nwasianweekly.com
    • Water Fountain
      • © http://www.literacyrules.com
    • Music from http://www.creativecommons.com (Runa Pacha)
    • By: Kyra Paules, Period 5