Movie-Still Monday: Poetic Justice in Honor of Maya Angelou

Tupac Shakur and Janet Jackson in Poetic Justice (1993)

Last Wednesday, May 28, literary giant Maya Angelou, revered globally for her poetic command and her commitment to civil rights, fell silent.  Ms. Angelou has left the world, but her words have not. 

In director John Singleton’s 1993 film, Poetic Justice,  it’s  Angelou’s beautiful poems (recited by Janet Jackson’s character, Justice) that serve as the film’s emotional core.
“A Conceit” 
by Maya Angelou
Give me your hand

Make room for me
to lead and follow
beyond this rage of poetry.

Let others have
the privacy of
touching words
and love of loss
of love.

For me
Give me your hand.

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