Growing up this was one of my MOMMA favorite songs. I hear it and think of her. Someone posted this on FB today and it took me back. I never knew Shanice did the song with Kenny, and the way it came out was beautiful. I was going to post the version of just him singing, but when I clicked on them doing it together, I posted this one.
I have nearly 50 drafts in my blog's dashboard -- waiting, forgotten, abandoned. This week, I encouraged readers at the Daily Post, one of our blogs at WordPress.com, to sift through and revisit these unfinished posts in their dashboard. One of my suggestions to inspire creativity was to pull bits from different drafts and craft "found poetry" from this dashboard detritus.
happier than new born birds
i beat with life
today i am on clouds
riding higher than highs
my heart beating like fluttering wings
of a young butterfly
i live like i never lived
as if brought to life from death
the joy of this moment
overwhelms me so
forever marking me with
a memory strong
i will never forget this day…
Maya Angelou was born Marguerite Johnson in St. Louis, Missouri, on April 4, 1928. She grew up in St. Louis and Stamps, Arkansas. She is an author, poet, historian, songwriter, playwright, dancer, stage and screen producer, director, performer, singer, and civil rights activist. She is best known for her autobiographical books:
Mom & Me & Mom (Random House, 2013); Letter to My Daughter (2008); All God's Children Need Traveling Shoes (1986); The Heart of a Woman (1981); Singin' and Swingin' and Gettin' Merry Like Christmas (1976); Gather Together in My Name (1974); and I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1969), which was nominated for the National Book Award.
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The usually reclusive Prince has become more visible and vocal over the past few weeks.
"The Purple One" joined Twitter last week, posting photos of his favorite food, which his followers retweeted over 100 times. It was only a matter of time before fans received new music from the prolific legend.
Yesterday, Prince teased a snippet of his latest track, “Breakfast Can Wait,” and the single’s artwork, which will surely have the Internet buzzing.