A River, A Tree, By Maya Angelou

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Maya Angelou pushed me to think and interpret things further. The poem Pulse of morning is one that speaks loudest to me of her writings. A Rock, A River, A Tree. The countless interpretations of this poem have influenced my thinking. The past, The present, The future. A Rock, the rock for me stands for the past, and the hardships are set in stone and cannot be changed. “But today, the Rock cries out to us, clearly, forcefully, Come, you may stand upon my Back and face your distant destiny, But seek no haven in my shadow.” The past is affecting us still today and we still deal with problems, you can use the past as wisdom but should not let it hold you back and control you. You have the choice to change the future and make a difference if you only would stand in the light not behind history. “You, created only a little lower than The angels, have crouched too long in The bruising darkness, Have lain too long Face down in ignorance.” Everyone is equal created under God's wing. The past has held you too long, with its grip tight around you changing your thinking and using the past as an excuse to deal with injustice. Stand up for yourself and change your life…show more content…
Has put a wall between the past and the present. The debris is the bad remnants of the past, Which carried on your heart is leading your future to a bitter and rough life. Let the water wash over the stones in the river and smooth over the surface. Because once the stones are smooth the water has an easier time flowing past. No matter how hard it becomes keep on fighting through and staying positive. The River is the most symbolic part of the writing, at least for me it is. Rivers are strong and powerful just like what we do is powerful to the outcome of the future. For every action there is a reaction. Setting positive and healthy roots, makes a tree grow strong and
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