Thursday, May 29, 2014

Marvellous Maya

"The line of the dancer: If you watch (Mikhail) Baryshnikov and you see that line, that's what the poet tries for. The poet tries for the line, the balance."   
Maya Angelou

This comment of Maya's speaks to me as it will to anyone who has at least tried both to dance and to write poetry. I loved her Caged Birds (1970), which I think is one of the best memoirs ever written. 

In everything she did, she had that balance she admires here and she brought balance to our lives. 

Dance on, marvellous Maya!


  1. Another great quote from Maya: "There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you."