Maya Angelou Pens Tribute Poem to Honor Nelson Mandela

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Acclaimed author Maya Angelou has written a tribute poem, entitled “His Day is Done,” to honor former President of South Africa Nelson Mandela.

We’ve embedded a video with a reading of the poem above–what do you think? AL.com reports that this piece was commissioned by the U.S. State Department.

Throughout his lifetime, Mandela drew inspiration from William Henley’s poem, “Invictus.” Follow this link to hear actor Morgan Freeman, who portrayed Mandela in a 2009 film that shares the same name, recite this poem. (via NPR)