05/29/2014 02:12 pm ET Updated May 29, 2014

Watching Maya Angelou Recite Her Poems Will Bring Tears To Your Eyes

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On Wednesday, award-winning novelist, poet and activist Maya Angelou died at age 86. As the world mourns the loss of an international icon and one of society's most influential voices, her incredible words of wisdom and beautiful poetry will continue to live on.

"Phenomenal Woman"

"Still I Rise"

"When I Think About Myself"

"On The Pulse Of The Morning"

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