Again, for today’s Ragtag Community Prompt, I turn to another poet who has spent time thinking about hewn and how the hewing examines precious. This poem by Maya Angelou is less about man’s action in hewing, than it is about the universal hewing that takes all life. In it we hear what we lose when the great is hewn; but she also lets us know that all are greater for the great having been. Lovely poem. I hope all enjoy.