Maya Angelou

(4 April 1928 - 28 May 2014)

Comments about Maya Angelou

  • Rookie - 34 Points Nicola Beckett (4/5/2015 2:13:00 PM)

    love this

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  • Rookie monika pati (4/5/2015 12:48:00 PM)

    Phenomenal poem

  • Rookie - 198 Points Lakshmi S Bose (3/26/2015 4:38:00 AM)

    nice quote... amazing

  • Rookie - 214 Points p.a. noushad (3/23/2015 2:25:00 AM)

    hello Maya, your verses inspire me.

  • Rookie - 214 Points p.a. noushad (3/18/2015 8:44:00 PM)

    maya angelou, some of your poems touch me deeply.

  • Rookie - 0 Points Snehith Challa (3/15/2015 1:06:00 PM)

    Wonderful

  • Rookie - 0 Points Snehith Challa (3/15/2015 1:06:00 PM)

    Wonderful !!

  • Gold Star - 11,108 Points Edgar Stevens (3/7/2015 8:15:00 AM)

    She is a great poet for sure.

  • Rookie - 2 Points Aysegul Avcu (2/25/2015 9:50:00 AM)

    Exellent

  • Rookie - 0 Points Matthew Wedzerai (2/19/2015 9:29:00 AM)

    She used words to change lives, mine one. Great stuff.

Best Poem of Maya Angelou

Phenomenal Woman

Pretty women wonder where my secret lies.
I'm not cute or built to suit a fashion model's size
But when I start to tell them,
They think I'm telling lies.
I say,
It's in the reach of my arms
The span of my hips,
The stride of my step,
The curl of my lips.
I'm a woman
Phenomenally.
Phenomenal woman,
That's me.

I walk into a room
Just as cool as you please,
And to a man,
The fellows stand or
Fall down on their knees.
Then they swarm around me,
A hive of honey bees.
I say,
It's the fire in my eyes,
And the flash of my ...

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The Lesson

I keep on dying again.
Veins collapse, opening like the
Small fists of sleeping
Children.
Memory of old tombs,
Rotting flesh and worms do
Not convince me against
The challenge. The years
And cold defeat live deep in
Lines along my face.
They dull my eyes, yet
I keep on dying,
Because I love to live.

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