Maya Angelou

(4 April 1928 - 28 May 2014)

Comments about Maya Angelou

  • Rookie Allan Rofer (11/1/2012 8:52:00 AM)

    There is no way in the world that Phenomenal Woman is a better poem than any Robert Frost poem. Was the vote manipulated by some special interest group? The poetic structure is very poor: compare its format and rhyming with The Road Not Taken, for example.
    I just joined this group, so I may be repeating other comments. But I think the members of this site need a reality check here.

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  • Rookie Kacie Sherman (10/11/2012 8:15:00 PM)

    well she is so live with it

  • Rookie Kacie Sherman (10/11/2012 8:13:00 PM)

    dear James Mcfapping_
    truck off

  • Rookie Cindy Cato (9/23/2012 3:42:00 PM)

    I just love her poetry she has heart (IN AND OUT OF TIME) is wonderful all of poems are beautiful.

  • Rookie Bernadeth Navarrete (9/2/2012 3:19:00 AM)

    good day! ! i am a student from Philippines, and we are having this subject literary criticism. i just want to ask for your approval and confirmation if we can use one of your poems to be the subject of our class critiquing.. i have chosen the poem still i rise, because of its message and structure...THANK YOU and i am hoping for your approval..GOD BLESS AND MORE POWER..

  • Rookie Chris H. (8/5/2012 8:09:00 PM)

    There is NO WAY Maya Angelou should be #3 after Shakespeare? ! ! Really? ! She has only done a few dozen poems. Emily Dickerson has done over 1,000. Stop with the political correctness. She might belong at the bottom of the 500 list if at all. Get real people.

  • Rookie - 0 Points Alexis ... (7/3/2012 5:59:00 PM)

    I absolutely LOVE Maya Angelou, I grew up watching my sister perform Phenomenal Woman which made me read and develop a love for poetry. I even tried to write like her.....I doubt that was a goal I actually reached lol. Although her work greatly contributed to my style of writing. I remember the first time I read Still I Rise amazing!

  • Rookie Pearlsof Poetry (5/19/2012 1:29:00 AM)

    It’s cool how you can create so many different poems and sentences with just a few words. Brillant post!

    But i Loved this poem more -
    http: //pearlsofpoetry.tk/babys-world/

  • Rookie - 24 Points isam Abdelrahman (5/15/2012 11:05:00 PM)

    This poem comes out of heart without make-up, stark naked as a beautiful new born baby; it is reallya poem

  • Bronze Star - 2,518 Points Sayeed Abubakar (5/10/2012 9:22:00 AM)

    I have read some of your poems and become your fan. I am a poet of Bangladesh, generally compose poems in Bangla, have some short poems in English version. I wish you read some of my poems and threw your comments. Is it possible for you. You are such a poet who has keen eyes and who knows how to play with words and how to offer a new message. I salute you.

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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Million Man March Poem

The night has been long,
The wound has been deep,
The pit has been dark,
And the walls have been steep.

Under a dead blue sky on a distant beach,
I was dragged by my braids just beyond your reach.
Your hands were tied, your mouth was bound,
You couldn't even call out my name.

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