Caged BirdBy Maya Angelou
The free bird leaps on the back of the wind and floats downstream till the current ends and dips his wings in the orange sun rays and dares to claim the sky.
But a bird that stalks down his narrow cage can seldom see through his bars of rage his wings are clipped and his feet are tied so he opens his throat to sing.
The caged bird sings with fearful trill of the things unknown but longed for still and his tune is heard on the distant hill for the caged bird sings of freedom
The free bird thinks of another breeze and the trade winds soft through the sighing trees and the fat worms waiting on a dawn-bright lawn and he names the sky his own.
But a caged bird stands on the grave of dreams his shadow shouts on a nightmare scream his wings are clipped and his feet are tied so he opens his throat to sing
The caged bird sings with a fearful trill of things unknown but longed for still and his tune is heard on the distant hill for the caged bird sings of freedom.
Do you have a cold? Or maybe just a bad day when you’re tired and hungry? Well, one of the best things you can do is eat some soup. Why? Well, that’s simple. Soups are warm, they provide nutrients for your body, they give you the energy to be able to do what needs to be done, and last but not least, they’re tasty! Soups are a staple food, especially in the winter months. You can cater them to your tastes by adding your favorite veggies and whatever spices your heart desires. The options are endless, not to mention, so easy to make. They don’t have to be elaborate, but you can just throw things in a pot and a masterpiece emerges.
First, start off with the first reason for eating soup, and that’s because it’s warm! When you have a cold and are generally sick, it’s important to keep your body warm. It will help everything (including breathing) to be easier on you. Not only is soup good for colds, but it’s also good to make you feel better when you’re tired. When your body is tired, it needs rest. That means it’s harder to be productive, especially if you aren’t feeling well! So try eating some soup before bedtime to help relax and recover your energy! Some warm tea even works! Secondly, soup is nutritious. There are many vitamins and minerals that help to keep your body healthy. There are so many other benefits of soup, but I can’t list them all.
When it comes to the wintertime, there is nothing better than a nice steaming bowl of soup on a cold day. Soup has been around for centuries and can be found in many different countries. In Ancient Greece, Hippocrates used soup on his patients as an important part of their diets. Many Greek and Roman soldiers had soup as their main course during wars. In the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, soups were considered a meal for peasants and poorer people: soups did not contain meat and were usually just vegetables or grains boiled in water. Today, soup is something we eat more than anything else during the wintertime. Soup is, by all means, the easiest of any dish. It is delicious, it’s easy to make, and you can put virtually everything in soup. So get your ingredients ready, sit back, and relax with a warm bowl of cozy soup.