„I'm a black ocean, leaping and wide,
Welling and swelling I bear in the tide.“

—  Maya Angelou, And Still I Rise, And Still I Rise (1978), Context: Out of the huts of history's shame I rise Up from a past that's rooted in pain I rise I'm a black ocean, leaping and wide, Welling and swelling I bear in the tide. "Still I Rise"
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