Maya Angelou

(4 April 1928 - 28 May 2014)

Comments about Maya Angelou

  • Rookie 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!

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  • 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

  • Veteran Poet - 1,664 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.

  • Rookie Shadow Girl (3/21/2012 8:36:00 AM)

    All my comments get spammed into the deep yonder since everyone loves her.
    A true inner and outer beauty, a depth, a wisdom beyond this world and a humour
    of true wit.
    Thankyou
    Maya Angel...

  • Rookie - 0 Points Shondrika Anderson (3/13/2012 6:55:00 PM)

    I love to hear the poetry of this great poet. She along with several other African American writers are the inspirations to my writing. I too write poetry and it's my passion since the young age of 8. I have always said and dreamed of being a best selling author of original poetry of all sorts. I feel this is my gift from God and it should be shared with the world. Thanks Maya Angelou you really have helped pave the way for many like me. GOD BLESS.

  • Gold Star - 12,814 Points Ramesh Rai (2/21/2012 11:13:00 PM)

    God has sent an Angel to us
    to give her affection and love
    with her delightful poem
    Her name is
    The High Respected Maya Angelou
    May God bless her a long
    and joyful life.
    With kindest regards

  • Bronze Star - 2,752 Points Ken E Hall (2/21/2012 2:10:00 AM)

    Maya an Angel thats you... God bless... kind regards

  • Rookie Sudheer Gopinath (2/20/2012 8:43:00 AM)

    she is a very inspiring person to a lot of people

  • Rookie Mc 6809e (2/7/2012 3:21:00 AM)

    The black American man makes the black American woman maybe not superfluous but just a little kind of decoration. Not really important to turning around the wheels of the state. Well the white American woman has never been able to feel that way. No white American man at any time in our history in the United States has been able to feel that he didn't need that white woman right against him, shoulder to shoulder.

    Swap the words 'black' and 'white' and you have a quote from that 'phenomenal' racist, Maya Angelou.

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 ...

Read the full of Phenomenal Woman

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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