Maya Angelou!!!! Golly she means a lot to me. When i was a kid, i was already traveling and recording. i could sing and understand a song - but poetry just did not speak to me - Even I could tell that was whack . . i mean, songs are poems.Then, one day - while i was living in San Francisco, I wandered into a book store poetry reading . . there she was, reading some of her work - out loud - and - WOW - it SANG - with Life and Wonder, Rhythm and Harmony . . . in her speaking voice - she unlocked poetry (and many other things) for all time. Yep. Maya Angelou impresses me.
I can't tell you how true that statement is even in my own life.