Amazing Peace: A Christmas Poem

Amazing Peace: A Christmas PoemIn This Beautiful, Deeply Moving Poem, Maya Angelou Inspires Us To Embrace The Peace And Promise Of Christmas, So That Hope And Love Can Once Again Light Up Our Holidays And The World Angels And Mortals, Believers And Nonbelievers, Look Heavenward, She Writes, And Speak The Word Aloud Peace Read By The Poet At The Lighting Of The National Christmas Tree At The White House On December 1, 2005, Maya Angelou S Celebration Of The Glad Season Is A Radiant Affirmation Of The Goodness Of Life And A Beautiful Holiday Gift For People Of All Faiths From The Hardcover Edition. I saw this was by Maya Angelou at the Library and scooped it up I love this I love the mixing of religions and races the art does and I enjoy the simple message we can use right now Peace It s about coming together and hearing the song we all long for Peace.The kids were rather reactionless It did not strike a chord for them, at least not in this time o
This is a special edition of Maya Angelou s poem, which she wrote to celebrate Christmas The poem Amazing Peace was read by Maya Angelou at the lighting of the National Christmas tree near the White House, in Washington D.C in 2005 It is printed here, divided into a picture book, suitable for family reading The illustrations by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher are unusual oil on canvas, rather than the standard illustrative technique for children s books of watercolour The result is a rough texture, with bold broad brush strokes almost impasto in places This reflects the harsh weather conditions, and the raw feel of the poem, quite well The pictures are quite quirky and stylised, becoming full of character as the optimism floods into the poem Additionally there is a CD of Maya Angelou reading her poem attached to the inside cover This is a lovely extra She briefly explains the world events at the time, which are referred to in the poem, this climate of fear and apprehension hate crouches breeding in dark corridors and the severe weather crises to which the world had recently been subjected She explains that this poem was her response to them
We clap hands and welcome the Peace of Christmas.We beckon this good season to wait a while with us.We, Baptist and Buddhist, Methodist and Muslim, say come.Peace.Come and fill us and our world with your majesty.We, the Jew and the Jainist, the Cath
Amazing Peace by Maya Angelou is aptly named, not just because it reflects the content of the poem, but also because amazing peace is what the words deliver to it s reader.This is one of the most beautiful poems that I have read, and it spoke to my heart, especially on this day when our country is so divided over election results.I recommend everyone to read this, and experience the message as I have Note There is also a children s picture book available.Quotes Streaming lights of joy, ringing bells of hope and singing carols of forgiveness high up in the bright air.The world is encouraged to come away from rancor,Come the way of friendship.Come and fill us and our world with your majest
This poem was written as a celebration of peace and Christmas and read by Maya Angelou at the lighting of the Christmas Tree at the White House in 2005.So I m not really mixed on this poem, but I have to say a few things 1 Of course the poem sounds good, because when words come together in a well written way they ll always sound good hopefully But that s not enough There is so much that a writer can do with form and language that can transform a poem from good to SPECTACULAR This poem falls short.2 I think that because Maya Angelou s reputation as an activist along with her many publications as a poet and author has her held to a certain light, she s able to write in simplistic terms and everyone will label it poetry and or good writing Though not bad, I look for than just words on a page that sound nice when it comes to any form of writing, especially poetry For me, most of the poem is right there, meaning I don t have to look beyond the surface for a greater meaning Yes it s essentially beautiful be
The ecumenism per se Baptist and Buddhist, Methodist and Muslim, Jew and Jainist, Catholic and Confucian isn t what bothers me One can invite all to worship the Christ Child It was the lack of clarity regarding that exclusivity of the Christian gospel This line was particularly questionable bordering on
Maya Angelou presents a festive, or less religious, and very well written homage on peace Amazing Peace is not really my cup of tea but I cannot imagine a better poem for a White House tree lighting ceremony.3,5 This is a beautiful book with lovely illustrations The version I read had a CD with the poem being read by Maya Angelou and it was even remarkable when read by her Listen to these remarkable words It is loud now.Louder than the explosion of
Two different versions of this book the one in my hand is a slim white book with no pictures The other one is a brightly illustrated version with Children and Christmas trees throughout The main theme of the poem is that Christmas is the only time of year that believers and nonbeliever can sa
The audio reading by Angelou herself is a real treat A beautiful poem with beautiful illustrations A lovely read for the season.