Black History Poetry: Still I Rise by Maya Angelou

February 7, 2015 Good Morning. As promised Shadowbox is getting all the art, illustrations, poems, and short stories to share with you from celebrated African-Americans, since this is Black History Month. Today we have the most poignant poem written by Maya Angelou. Enjoy the rest of your weekend and be blessed always. Still I Rise Maya Angelou, 1928 – 2014 You may write me down in history With your bitter, twisted lies, You may trod me in the very dirt But still, like dust, I’ll rise. Does my sassiness upset you? Why are you beset with gloom? ‘Cause I walk … Continue reading Black History Poetry: Still I Rise by Maya Angelou


October 3, 2014 Hello dearies….every Friday of this month, Esquisses is posting illustrations, stories and poems that will either delight or make your hair stand on end. First up we have Edgar Allen Poe‘s infamous The Raven. One of my favorite poems. featured image courtesy of   The Raven By Edgar Allen Poe Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary, Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore—     While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping, As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door. “’Tis some visiter,” … Continue reading FRIDAY FRIGHT: THE RAVEN