His Day Is Done: A Nelson Mandela Tribute by Maya Angelou

By Maya Angelou

He was once a son of Africa who turned father to a state and, for billions of individuals worldwide, a beacon of wish, braveness, and perseverance within the face of competition. Now, acclaimed poet Maya Angelou honors the lifestyles and noteworthy soul of Nelson Mandela, former president of South Africa and Nobel laureate.

In His Day is completed, Angelou gives you an authentically heartfelt and stylish tribute to Mandela, who stood as David to the powerful Goliath of Apartheid and who, after twenty-seven years of unjust imprisonment at the infamous Robben Island, emerged with "His stupendous middle intact / His gargantuan will / Hale and hearty" to guide his humans right into a new era.

This poignant paintings of gratitude and remembrance deals condolences to the resilient humans of South Africa at the lack of their liked "Madiba" and celebrates a guy like no different, whose lifestyles and paintings replaced the area.

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SEBRING ST. AGATHA Contents Acknowledgements Introduction A Sea Song from the Shore The Night Wind Bumble Bee and Clover Twinkling Bugs The Sea Shell The Twilight The Sing-Away Bird When the Cows Come Home A Little Dutch Garden My Lady Wind Come Out to Play Romance Sweet and Low Foreign Lands The Raggle, Taggle Gypsies Friends The Robin Where Go the Boats? To the Ladybird The Bee and the Flower The Fairies Prince Tatters A Sand Castle A Friend in the Garden The World's Music A Fable How the Leaves Came Down The Sandman London Wind Aladdin The Babie The Great Brown Owl Daybreak A Bird's Experience A Boy's Song Pippa's Song The Gray Doves' Answer April Rain The Sea Princess Queen Mab The Fairy Thrall The Lamb Golden-Rod The Quest A Good Thanksgiving A Land of Storybooks The Christmas Tree in the Nursery The Willow Man Here We Come A-Whistling Snow in Town The New Year A Tragic Story The Wind and the Moon A Sad Little Lass Chanticleer Little Bud Dandelion The Fairies' Shopping The Caterpillar The Owl and the Pussy-Cat Ready for Duty Hark!

Sail! Ho! Sail far o'er the fabulous main! And if I were a sailor, I'd sail with you, Though I never sailed back again. —JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY 1 The Night Wind Have you ever heard the wind go "Yooooo"? 'T is a pitiful sound to hear! It seems to chill you through and through With a strange and speechless fear. " And the night would say in its ghostly way: "Yoooooooo! Yoooooooo! " My mother told me long ago (When I was a little tad) That when the night went wailing so, Somebody had been bad; And then, when I was snug in bed, Whither I had been sent, With blankets pulled up 'round my head, I'd think of what my mother 'd said, And wonder what boy she meant!

BOOK TWO follows much the same plan. Less space is given to sound rhymes and more to lyrics and longer story-telling poems with the addition of a group of short descriptive poems. BOOK THREE has many of the features of the first and second books, but it contains, in addition, a larger group of descriptive poems, and many of the longer simple ballads are included. It is hoped that by so constant and so thoughtful a use of verse as these volumes suggest there may result a liberating of the sense of beauty, an instilling of an abiding love of poetry, the interpreter of beauty, and, it may be, a freeing of the power of poetic expression.

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