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Amazing Peace
Amazing Peace: A Christmas Poem | Maya Angelou
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In 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 Angelous 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.
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Nute
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#PoetryMatters - Peace:

I hope that you decide to read the poem in its entirety. Some words deserve that request from one reader to another. I hope that it‘s length and it‘s categorization as poetry is not a deterrent for non-poetry readers. Yes, some will say that it is meant to be read at Christmas time, but it seems that there is a need for the true meaning and spirit of Christmas each and every day of existence in this place.👇🏽

Nute It is a message across the age of time. Before wars, during wars and after wars. Even in times of agreement and harmony of spirits that we are reminded to cherish what is before us for often it is brief. The eternal burden of mankind, can we get along TOGETHER? Maya Angelou lends affirmation of the warmth of common courtesies, the goodness of tranquility, the sweet spot of life.👇🏽
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Nute Written in 2005.
Published in book format in December 2005.
Read by Maya Angelou at the lighting of the National Christmas Tree (White House) on December 1, 2005.

Full Poem: https://www.oprah.com/oprahshow/maya-angelous-amazing-peace

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ozma.of.oz Lovely. 💙 Thank you for sharing. 2mo
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ReadingRachael This is beautiful ❤️ Thank you for sharing 2mo
TheSpineView Such a beautiful sentiment! Love this poem! 💞 2mo
Leftcoastzen So beautiful! 2mo
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Cathythoughts Beautiful ♥️ 2mo
TheSpineView Love this beautiful poem! 💜 2mo
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TheSpineView Awesome! 6mo
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This is a beautiful, heartwarming poem . I love Maya Angelou.

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TheKidUpstairs ❤✌📚 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I need to read more of her work 📚☺️ 1y
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We, Angels and Mortal's, Believers and Non-Believers,
Look heavenward and speak the word aloud.
Peace. We look at our world and speak the word aloud.
Peace. We look at each other, then into ourselves
And we say without shyness or apology or hesitation.

Peace, My Brother.
Peace, My Sister.
Peace, My Soul.

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#day1 #joy #poetrymatters
An excerpt from Amazing Peace by Maya Angelou. 🥰

TheSpineView Lovely! 😍 2y
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Tove_Reads
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We have lots of “weird” events and national days in Finland. One of my faves is the national READ IN PEACE day. It‘s a day dedicated to reading, and just reading.

Texreader Brilliant!! 2y
LeeRHarry I so need to move to Finland! 💕 2y
veritysalter This needs to go world wide 😍 2y
Crazeedi Perfect! ❤❤ 2y
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coffees 21pts!! 12-22 3y
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coffees amazing peace 3y
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Wow! This might become a new holiday favorite. 💚 I love Maya Angelou and this picture book set to her poem is breathtakingly beautiful and full of holiday spirit. My library's Overdrive had this to read/listen to and Maya read it. 😍 The artwork in this book is so detailed and made me feel warm and cozy while reading.

#TeamFestivus @wanderinglynn #wintergames @Clwojick @StayCurious (21pts)

wanderinglynn Yay! ⛄️ 3y
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It is Christmas time, a halting of hate time.
On this platform of peace, we can create a language of peace
At this Holy Instant, we celebrate the Birth of Jesus Christ
Into the great religions of the world.
We jubilate the precious advent of trust.
We shout with glorious tongues at the coming of hope.
To celebrate the promise of Peace.
We, Angels and Mortal's, Believers and Non-Believers,
Look heavenward and speak the word aloud.
Peace

Redwritinghood Merry Christmas!🎄🎁 4y
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Samplergal
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Just because.

Maria514626 Love! 4y
rohit-sawant 💜 4y
Cathythoughts ❤️❤️❤️ 4y
Swe_Eva Truth. 4y
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PagesOfKate
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Finally levered myself out of bed 7 hours after waking up and have made it downstairs to open my #easterbasketbookswap ! Thanks so much for all your thoughtful, generous gifts @kaysworld1
Can't wait to get started on the books and the chocolate. The pen and notepad are giving me some old-school feels! Love it all.
Thanks for organising this eggstra special swap @JoeStalksBeck

kaysworld1 Glad you liked it, I swear by pen to paper 😃xxxxxx 4y
kaysworld1 @PagesOfKate I didn't know what was too much or not enough so I just filled it till I was happy. Happy Easter x 4y
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My favorite verse at Christmas look it up it's so very powerful.

It is Christmas time, a halting of hate time.

Tamra I‘ll look for this today! 5y
Reviewsbylola This looks great! 5y
TheBookHippie @Tamra you will love it. So beautiful. 5y
TheBookHippie @Reviewsbylola I cry reading it every year . 5y
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ValerieAndBooks
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From the used bookstore today. Not pictured are books I found & carefully looked over for my #SSGP match!

The Field Guide to American Houses is an older edition; it‘ll hold me over until I find the newer one!

The NOS4A2 ARC (they collect donations for ARCs) is actually for my son, although I may read it eventually.

I‘m awaiting an order, then I‘ll be pretty much done for my match.

So, I believe I can stick to a book buying ban for Dec.! 🤞

Leftcoastzen Nice! 5y
Liz_M Book buying ban :-o I hope you get many book presents to ride you over! 5y
ValerieAndBooks @Liz_M as long as I stay out of the bookstores and online book sites I should be okay 🤞! I have a lot of books in my TBR 😊 5y
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Peace, My Brother.
Peace, My Sister.
Peace, My Soul.

One of the most beautiful poems I've ever read. Look it up. I shed tears every time I read it.

Merry Christmas .